When You Sing This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

I think.

rhythm stapledto my gums
Like a kiss from the petal of a daisy

A guitar in yourtongue chord by chord
you play into me. pushing voice into my chest
settling it there. nesting
my mouth fills with tears as my eyes spitglances
Into yours. Saliva and folly
the biggest mistake
I've alwayswanted to make.
harmony spread like dying butter
on perfect bread. Slicingslicing slicing.
The sweet sting and the do-re-me
of rememberingnothing.
your words are the anchor that
Land on my fins. Breaking me upand down and in and out
until I dissolve. Until I am the water.
Until I amyour purpose.

When you sing, dear friend,
I'm done for.

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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luigis_love said...
Dec. 12, 2009 at 8:47 pm
this is absolutely amazing !! :D very creative and thoughtful, i like how everything was palced. i haven't read anything so good in a while! keep writing you'll be amazing when you go places with it. od you do spoken word? it think this would be really tight on a mic
MFrancik said...
Dec. 12, 2009 at 7:10 pm
Wow, your imagery here is so interesting! I feel what you're saying more than seeing it, and that's really powerful. I especially love your ending, when you talk about becoming the water, and the purpose. Nice job.
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