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When Wind is all that Lingers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


A lone bird chirps to a gray sky
pulling me from the peaceful dreams ofsleep
yesterday, the air was scented with misery
and today doesn't appearany better;
out in the world, a pause to remember
my eyes fix on a gust ofwind,
meandering through the tallest of trees
leaves scatter, treestremble and wave ...
but recover.
I wish I could rearrange theclouds
paint them in lighter shades, add some color
but it is not within mypower.
I must accept the mornings as they come;
the bird's drone seeps intothe background
fading to nothing but a silent cry, a plea.
A jet breaksthrough the morning stillness
I still remember,
remember the sound ofbuildings collapsing,
of sadness, and of silence,
a sound all toofamiliar.
The wind brushes through the towering trees,
and for the timebeing,
the world has stopped to listen.






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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