To The Moon This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   My mother once told me

That if I tried hard enough,

I could jump to the moon.

That if I coiled the spry springs

of my legs, and took off

from the ground, I could leave

the damp and grassy fragment of space

that we called a garden, and

soar above my wildest dreams.

The one thing she did not reckon for,

though,

was that I might do it -

that I might reach the moon, stars, sun.

That I would leave the grass and damp earth

for the better world

of

thought.




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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EnigmaticBeing said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 11:56 am
I like how abstract it is and the metaphor implied. Very nice :)
 
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