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


Acharcoal curtain drapes
over the tranquil town.
Shivering ears listen
toits fiery rage.
Dangling pools drip
like sweating palms and hurlthemselves
toward the desiccated earth.
Each bead grasps the hand of theother
as they plummet.
Like corpses,
they wait,
only to be kicked upby angry heels.




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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Sabina S. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 27, 2009 at 7:12 pm
The image of this arid earth and air is interesting, and then even the rain that falls is abnormal-its nervous almost, falling onto unknown territory. One thing that i found confusing was this conflicting image of the rain falling in "pools;" I don't feel like the image of pools really fits in, especially when you mention these beads falling separately.
I also found it interesting that you combined certain words, whether that was on purpose or not. They seemed strategically... (more »)
 
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