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there is a man
an old man
back broken
a somber marionette

one hand reaches out
a jerky tug
by puppeteer

he holds a cup
he doesn't shake it
like the others do

let the quiet
jangle of coins
ring through the streets of san juan

i wonder what he might say
this aged puppet
if those rusted lips
could open

a cry for help
a sour joke?

i don't even speak spanish.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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Dreamer7697 said...
Jul. 1, 2012 at 6:45 pm
!Hermosamente escrito! <--- that means beautifully written in spainsh:)
 
DreamingOutQuiet said...
Jun. 8, 2012 at 4:54 pm
This is so very beautiful(:
 
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