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


I made a wall of photos
ones of your hands,
your heart-shaped mouth
andyour moon-blue eyes
that blurred in the darkness
when you moved your headaway
I never knew this wall would collapse
I built a collage of yourbody
of my heart that I thought existed
when you breathed your sighsof
restlessness
I wanted to glue moments together
so I could preparemyself when you left
while I slept
I thought I could hold onto something Iloved
by taking photographs of dark skin
and braids of dark satin
Ipretended I could hold you in my hands
in one picture
I wanted to create apart of myself
through your own life
through my lens I saw a globe
litby a light inside
I saw your body shining through its skin
and I wanted topossess your glow
through a picture
until I ripped them apart
eventhough I knew I wouldn't dream again






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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Anna2274 said...
May 20, 2015 at 10:04 am
This is truly an amazing piece of work. Keep it up, love.
 
tephynay This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 10, 2009 at 10:52 pm
This is utterly amazing, I once again find a poem i feel as though i can relate to (witch doesn't happen often) this is truly beautiful, the words you use and they way you use this is amazing.
 
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