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Fish Walking The Land This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

   I unfold my eyes and reach back onto shore

I catch you sitting still, painting her again

between us there is rain where its drops have a similarity to wet crystals

I keep one for a memento, but it pours out in my pocket

I turn back to you with boredom

you outline her lips to fit inside of yours

her hand is outreached and I imagine her using it to caress your skin

you are only enlightened by the artwork of this girl and when I dance,

you sigh and tell me to dance some more

on shore I cannot breathe and it's hard to move about

my eyes become unfocused and my skin lacks moisture

our dealings have only to do with everything that means nothing

I crawl to the waves and leave you with her

to lie content with your immortal creature

and never notice my abandonment of you

the water takes me and soaks my dry skin, I dance in the current for the other fish,

pretending that each one is you

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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Nov. 5, 2010 at 3:03 pm

 absolutely loved your poem!

i love how you had the fish fall in love with the man... tragic love it is.              :)

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