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

In my closet there’s a photo
that shines like rubber,
and looks slick
like hair gel.
it’s buried under the dresser
making love with the dust,
and conforming,
to the floor.
trapped inside its clear container
is a girl,
who only whispers
with little particles of dust
underneath the closet door.
whispers that are slick.
that dance the salsa
to no music,
and tango
with my eardrums.
whispers that get on their rug-burned knees
and release their requests unto me.
if only i could set her free,
if only i could set her free.

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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Lily">This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
yesterday at 12:17 am
i love this so much!
Kamana said...
Jul. 11, 2013 at 11:57 pm
This is just breath taking. Every word is absolute prefection! I'm eager to read more of your work.
evenlyodd said...
Jun. 9, 2010 at 10:03 am
wow. haha.. thiz iz rlly good. way tew go gurrly ;] lmao. lotz better thn mi stuff..
vampyre_girl replied...
Jun. 9, 2010 at 3:04 pm

NO way. Your work is great.


Shadowstar replied...
May 4, 2011 at 1:10 pm

nice poem. i totally loved it. it is way better than my poems.


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