Tiptoes And Butterflies This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   reaching

roundly for right words;

warming, waiting: when to

wonder, what to

want. searching, sounding,

sighing guesses. smiles and whispers,

watching sideways, stolen wishes winging

home, hating hesitation.

held and holding, hands heat answers.

shuffling, sulking, wild and withering,

whose heart holds the hollowest hushes,

hammers the holiest hurting?

But before the balance betrays boldness,

something bends into

breaking, pouring, dancing, filling,

taking, burning, joining, spilling;

arms reaching, framing,

enclosing and claiming. tiptoes and

butterflies, lips

tingle hello with impudence.


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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Kathryn123 said...
Mar. 30, 2012 at 9:55 pm
i loved your word choice and the alliteration. your line breaks and puntucation were also very good.  it flowed so well and the extra space before the single line at the end was a nice touch. good job!
 
CourtneyLou said...
Jul. 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm
This is pretty and unique :)
 
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