April 29, 2009
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Streak down my face.

I can feel the mask
I wear each day
Washing down my neck.

My eyes,
To the last lash,
Now stand exposed.

I glance out the window.

I see rivulets of water
Streak down
The paneled glass.

I hear the patter
Of water on the roof.

I am blind to the world,
But I can imagine.

I can imagine
the rain
off the spring leaves.

The new life green,
The sand paper bark,
The spongy mud.

I can imagine
Furry tails
Peaking out
For the first time in months.

I can imagine
The sun breaking through the clouds
And people stepping out their doors,
Taking cautious
And Glancing
To the sky.

I bring myself back
And look to the window,
This time,
I see only my reflection.

The matted hair,
The red eyes
Framed with streaks of black.

I realize
My foolishness
For sitting here
When the life I’m missing
Is out there,
Outside that window.

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lily C. said...
May 16, 2009 at 11:23 pm
THats deep. I loved it. Keep on writing hun your great.
Alik_=) said...
May 8, 2009 at 9:14 pm
Thanks a lot! I have another version of the poem too for a story I wrote that isn't on the site
MiuBlaze This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 7, 2009 at 7:10 pm
Nice! I like it!
morgie7<3 said...
May 6, 2009 at 9:59 pm
ok this is like one of my altime faves i will put it on my favorites list! this is so amazing!
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