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

Might as well make friends
with the girl who has my dreams.
At least then I get a taste –
as opposed to nothing.
Can't taste anything now
but tears and ash:
decadence in a droplet.
Should I try to win this war,
I'd be the one forgotten
in the dust,
trampled under foot
like long-ago loved flowers
on the trodden dirt path
beneath Centurion sandals.

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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HaelBergserome said...
Dec. 2, 2010 at 6:26 pm
this is really good :D I like the theme... it's kinda like twist on the classic "you belong with me" thing... sort of like a resignation from the battle for affection. It's good.  
 
U__i-fill-the__S This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 3, 2010 at 10:30 pm
it definitely was a resignation. that boy was hopelessly in love with someone else. but i'm okay with that now.
 
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