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Paint the Trees This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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You’re armed; I can feel it.
Stroking bark through stained glass
with a horsehair brush
and earth-toned acrylics,
deftly assaulting nature in sepia,
I freeze
as sage cotton senses you
behind me.
“Hands up!” you breathe,
a rigid finger painting pointillism
on my canvas of vertebrae. You belong in
the dungeons of the Louvre.
Never one for sentiment,
I brush your thoughts aside
with a sweep of blue.
Slowly you step
through my autumn secrets,
through my knee-deep
pile of red acorns and fallen twigs.
Jaw set, your fingers
bleed purple honey.


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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charlottehelena This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 1:31 pm:
This is amazing
You're imagery inspires
Thank you for writing, I'm waiting for more
 
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