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She sits at the hospital piano each afternoon
with lotus blossoms and seashells
braided in her hair.

Her eyes close
and her fingers waltz
like silken rain on an ocean,

and she dreams
of music swirling like water,
music adorning her withered skin.
She whispers, thank you for holding me.

And she's adrift in the waves,
sipping
thirsting
for poetic roars,
symphonies and duets
that cradle her ears.

The Piano speaks to her
when night spills into the vacant room,
like tears that fall from her dying irises,
home reflected in them.

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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abeatlesfan65 said...
Mar. 4, 2010 at 10:47 pm:
Amazing! Publish more, you are one of the best poets I've seen on TI!
 
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Yoodle15 said...
Nov. 24, 2009 at 11:58 am:
This poem is beeeaauuuuttiiiffuuul! <3 Love your writing style, with all the metaphors to nature which warm the heart!
 
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missedtheboat7 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 1, 2009 at 10:52 pm:
i love this!!!keep writing!!
 
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jaspercullen13 said...
Aug. 19, 2009 at 5:41 pm:
omg that was wonderful bravo
 
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