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The Penny Garden This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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Buried flowers
hidden under box elder leaves
on pearlescent glass
near my castle stump
the shady place I played
when I was three.

Down in the moist earth
worms’ domain
Johnnie pop-ups, dandelions,
buttercups, wild violets,
purloined rose petals
from the neighbor’s garden
tender petals as ephemeral as my youth

For a penny you may see.



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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reblep said...
May 17, 2011 at 8:29 pm:
the whole poem is great but i especially love the last line. "for a penny you may see." i don't know why but that line just draws me to it. 
 
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Thrush said...
Feb. 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm:
This is very pretty, I like how the last line- at least I think refers to how everything costs money. (if that's not it, then sorry, that's what i got from it)
 
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SweetHeart_707 said...
Dec. 5, 2009 at 4:35 pm:
Gorgeous word choice--I love it!
 
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