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

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my tiny compact sphere
of words and phrases
had been a thousand times
clearer when i started,
delicately pressed and disciplined
like the seams of newly starched shirts.
but once my pen
began its dance with my paper,
i could only watch as my smooth collection
of syllables tumbled out of
their perfectly groomed exterior,
unable to be stifled,
ready to stain my paper
with their boxed-in screams.
(for emotion is best expressed in ink.)
and the knots in my stomach
reminded me to breathe deeply,
for nerves would only encourage
the disobedience of my creation.



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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Jacob44 said...
Jan. 12, 2011 at 9:06 pm
I like it, you passionately described what it means to be an author and how the words are like the music to a dance. I also like the word usage, very creative. I applaud you and ask politely for an encore. =)
 
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