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Mississippi Summer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Blind love – he kisses my sunburnt shoulder
Tempting my toes to bury themselves
beneath the gray Pascagoula sand,
Like the tiny snowcrabs
Who play tag below the rotten Point pier.

He hums a melody I try to sing
But I can no longer recall the words
So I rhyme foolish lyrics about a Mississippi pirate
and the seagulls scream [stop!]
As the waves play their earthen drum.

A man walks by and offers a toothless grin
Proud as hell for his half-empty Jack
and mange-eaten mutt.
I had a dog like that as a child;
I called him Magnolia.

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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Sunset_on_tomorrow said...
Jun. 17, 2011 at 4:31 pm:
This is a beautiful poem! I loved the mystery.
 
hillaryweaver This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 20, 2011 at 12:36 pm :
Aw :) Thank you! I have a few more that have been peding for a month...maybe they will show up eventually!
 
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