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A Place to Sit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


        Through the woods;
no leafy green life;
no eternal summer voicesspeak

        of the loneliness.

From marshy muck;
from poke-eyed scum,a fly is replaced.
No smug froggy smile gapes.
        Discomfort carries mepast
a twig, a rock, a pool,

        not to you.

Bypassing allshortcuts; hidden
secret jungle paths, desert barren

        after youleft.

I follow memories; a wisp of something
warm.
A shape my poor,misguided eye
remembers.

        Your seeming essence.
A smell, a taste, asound.

I make my way through tangled underbrush
to that silent forestclearing.
Dappled afternoon sun, a comfortable place
to sit.

        Istand,
until you are here.




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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