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

I don't mean to sound generic.
But I guess I may be as generic,
As the pains in my chest,
When looking back,
On the bubbles of the water,
Forming a contour around your beautiful arms.
It flashes,
And I have to abandon your image,
Because it hurts too much
To recognize your beauty.
And to recognize the truth,
That hurts even more.
It won't ever be mine.
And so beauty taunts me,
And plagues my dreams.
How does such disease form
From mere glances?
Reflections in a hot tub.
I feel something in you,
I have only felt once before,
And when it was followed,
I was led astray,
And helpless ...
But there is something different this time,
Maybe it was just that the grace of the water,
Flowing like an intoxication,
drugged me into you.
And I haven't sobered from its poison.
Maybe it is just loneliness,
Taking its toll ...
And you are my breaking point.
But it just doesn't feel that way.
It wasn't the grace of the water,
It was the grace of your smile.
That palpitates in my chest,
Every time.
And I'm left generic,
and helpless ...

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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Lily">This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 17 at 3:43 am
i love this so much!
Fiction_Fairy said...
Mar. 31, 2010 at 7:07 pm
There's something about this poem that I just love.
ForeverForgotten replied...
Nov. 6, 2010 at 8:56 am
I absolutely love it. The way you worded everything, it just flows perfectly. And it has so much emotion in so few lines. I wish I could write like this.
ForeverForgotten replied...
Nov. 6, 2010 at 8:57 am
I wish I could rate it ten stars :)
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