Revolutionary Worms This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.


It is the mango *
tangerine *
grape * guava * nectarine * dream ofnaivete *
masquerading the Ginseng *
like banana strawberry *
From aunautural *
party hardy *
We pump pop *
pump pop *
pump pop *
asthe tempo drops *
nonstop *
Orange Raspberry Cherry *
lemon lime, honeydew *
An edible ballad *
mixed up in that Fruit Salad *

Do you likeOranges or Apples *
Apples of Oranges?
Maybe both *
or neither one *
I'm into kiwi pear *
blueberry *
pineapple peach *
(kind ofgirl)
because they know how to swing to the beat.
Stemmed from feet * thatkick *
swift *
a collaborative collection of sound *
now growing armsand faces *
racing *
to make it to the bowl.
She cries deadly*
spiking vegetable punch *
called purple pessimism *
because he doesn'tlike berries *
or citrus *
she's a claiming tomato ain't a fruit *
sourmistress *
She wants to kills this *
secretly *
her pod person facade*
resurrecting from the rebirth of sugar and spice *
and predictable dice*
that roll to the pulse of fingers and clench phones
to theskull
squeezing Britney *
in sync to the boys in the back of the bathroom*
so no one will know *
that she's a closet poppy *
seed growing *
inheat of the flavor *
of
Snap *
Crackle *
Pop *
Music *
flushing the cliche *
sell-out click talk *
cake walk *
foxtrot.
It is the Mango *
tangerine dream * of naivete *
masquerading me*
like mother to baby.
And still *
they swear they don't * like * citrus*
and yet they *
have a grapefruit tree in the back yard *
and sucklemons through peppermint sticks at fairs *
with elementary siblings *
thatdon't judge *
yet.
Once in a while ginger spice
slips in the peels thatno one ever eats *
and the new sensation *
comes with free boosters*
buzzing around the pollen
of traditional
and rebellion *
So even ifthe lyrics suck *
listen to it *
eat * every * last seed *
just because*
you know *
he *
can't stand berries.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category. This piece won the October 2000 Teen Ink Poetry Contest.






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