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

Inside your apartment we speak
Awkward words spill from ourmouths
We would speak of memories
But we've never shared any
We've nevermet
Strangers with the same genes
The couch is tattered and worn
So ismy patience with your guilt
Did you really want to meet me
Or is this somesort of closure for you?
Stop trying to build a relationship
On afoundation of guilt
Bitter years of resentment scratch inside my mind
All Ican think of is running from this place
So as I sit here on the musty orangecouch
I want you to know that I don't want to be here truly
With your lovethat never mattered until now.

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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Maskedwriter said...
Nov. 13, 2011 at 8:02 am
I could feel how you felt in your writing. i'm glad that you didn't hold back. great work.
freeflow23 said...
Jun. 14, 2011 at 10:12 pm
You hit the nail on the head and didn't hold back. I like that.
purpleranger said...
Jun. 14, 2011 at 7:48 pm
i like how you poem was so in the moment it was true to your feeling and very direct. i really enjoyed it, thank you.
Chelsbiz said...
Jun. 14, 2011 at 2:24 am
This is really sad! But I think your emotion comes across very clearly. I like how honest it is.
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