Sleepy Shadows

July 4, 2009
He dug himself up from the ground
After sleeping
In his pinewood box for a while
His teeth stained
His flesh pealing
His eyes sewn shut
He coughed the dirt from his lungs
And went on his way;
No acknowledgment
for the girl
With the lantern

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EdytD said...
Aug. 27, 2009 at 7:40 pm
Nice! I think this one is my favorite - I love the graphic imagery, and your ending really made me pause and think. It seemed to me like "he" was a homeless man, and "she" was guiding him w/ her lantern (literally or metaphorically), but he doesn't give her any thought. Is that what you meant by the poem?

Great job!
FlowerChild This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 15, 2009 at 3:02 pm
Actually, it's about a zombie.
And a girl who is so invisible and desperate to be noticed that she'll look to anybody for affection. Even a dead man
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