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Not Tonight This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By , Ellicott City, MD
Footsteps are coming toward my room.
My eyes close.
They stop in front of my bedroom door.
My fists clench.
The doorknob turns slowly to the left.
My body tenses.
The door creaks and opens a tiny crack.
My heart pounds.
The door closes softly. Click.
My eyes fly open
My fists unclench
My body relaxes
My heart slows down
Silence.
Not tonight.

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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forever_his1993 said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 12:15 pm
this is a good poem..and it's sad..i went through that before, although it was only a week or two...so yeah. great poem though! keep writing. =)
 
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