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Run-down apartments
and broken-down dreams
you found me
in the deep november flash-freeze
of my mind

let go
of waiting cars
i fled from your nighttime
in search of my own.

beating pulse
how it drove me
for sixteen long years
and who could've known
i'd end up at your door

for my headlights
grew dim
but the storm wore on
and the fireworks set off
from your dingy back porch
couldn't guide me home

so i'll keep searching.

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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CarrieElizabeth said...
Aug. 7, 2013 at 10:28 am
I love the language and imagery you used. You kept it subtle, not in your face romance, and that's what is so refreshing about this piece. I like how you kept it mysterious, but you still weren't afraid to peek out behind every corner. The "For my headlights..." stanza is beautiful, especially how, for the last line, you pulled the whole piece together. Great job. :)
<3|tatianaa. said...
Feb. 10, 2010 at 9:24 am
Wow.! thisz isz some amazinq poetry. keep up the qood work and dnt ever stop writinq.
CherryBabe said...
Feb. 9, 2010 at 7:41 pm
Wow, sums up teenage romance pretty well. Love the vivid descriptions
Ember013 said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 11:46 am
Great poem! Keep up the amazing work.(: I hope you check out some of my poems also. I'd greatly appreciate it.(: Thanks. && Keep writing!
LuLu95 said...
Jan. 30, 2010 at 7:58 pm
This poem is really great, it uses great language, and it's not too obvious, it's kind of mysterious, but you can still tell what's going on, perfect
BreeLynne27 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 29, 2010 at 10:34 pm
this is a really pretty poem. you have lots of talent so keep writing!!
casper13 said...
Jan. 29, 2010 at 9:06 am
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