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

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Clinging to ropes like mischievous monkeys
Slippery hands twisted and tightened
Flipping above just dew-dusted blades
The sun slipped slower that night
Scrunched noses at our childish scheme
Approaching lights bounced
With the approach of Dad’s car
Freeze!
Marble statues with sugary smiles
I floated
Above the game to watch us giggle
Trees screech with taut rope pain
A motherly finger curled to signal my return
A bitter taste of summer too far away
Stars taunted me with frames of nights to come
A school night, my bed called for fun to end


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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bryanna said...
Aug. 25, 2010 at 12:42 pm
what exactly is this about ? its great but im not sure i can quite figure it out.
 
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