Written In The Margin Of A Math Book This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   I bought a Rod McKuen CD
for my mother as a thank you.
Listening to it in my room,
she knew all the words. We leaned
against my blue bed, under
the stars of my wallpaper. She closed
her eyes and sun, like foiled wrapping paper,
came in my windows for the first time that week ...
She sang: "I'll catch the sun
and never give it back again."

And I am left with this:
the unattended prom, the unfinished
poems, the undone braids, and
my mother's voice.



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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Lucy(: This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 21, 2010 at 4:53 pm

woww, this is gorgeous.

it has so much hidden mesning that is there only for the reader to unfold.

check out my poem too (:

 
CreativeOldSoul95 replied...
Jul. 8, 2011 at 9:08 pm
Short and sweet but very touching! Love the impression it left me with! 
 
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