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

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I like to watch the sky
before a storm when the clouds get restless,
and tiny droplets of water grow sleepy
and nod off drowsily on their heavenward perch.
Acrobats, they tumble
always downward, toward the inescapable earth.
Perfect glass globes cling to individual strands of hair,
and vanish politely with a shake of the head.
Suddenly the shotgun fires
and millions of their giant brothers are running
in a race fueled by gravity, and I try to call to them,
but they want silence and whisper, “Shhhh!” as they beat the ground.


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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Imaginedangerous This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 15, 2012 at 5:36 pm
I love the rapid pace of the imagery. :)
 
Eilatan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 19, 2010 at 3:48 pm

THIS IS SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I-I can't think of any other way to describe it! the personification if phenomenal and the mood is perfect... i can really relate to thins, i LOVE it! keep writing!!!

 

p.s. congrats on getting published!

 
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