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   When I'm sitting on the edge of my thoughts,

My toes tend to curl,

And I remember.

There were endless days,

Lost in an innocent world;

Countless hours filled with mud pies on hot summer days

While wearing purple-popsicle lips;

Peapod parties on the soothing coolness of a green linoleum floor,

All tiny specks of importance to a wonder-filled, freckle-faced girl.

Realizing now ...

I wish I were small again,

My worries too;

If only to save the helpless earthworms on the driveway

From drowning in shadowy puddles after a storm.

In the rippled water I see reflections of a child, mature,

Her own emotions causing rain to sprinkle her thoughts.

She remembers; she realizes.

I remember; I realize.

It was then I never ventured too close to the edge,

And it is now that I am afraid of falling off,

Always questioning my possession of strength to climb to the top,

Once more,

Many, many times.




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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