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Idiot savant
Of my own imagination,
All-powerful king
Of an empty room.
She is the name on every banner,
The face on every magazine cover.
She is everything for nothing –
Complimentary cup of coffee,
Complimentary blank slate,
To project your illusions onto
For a minute,
For an hour,
For as long as you like,
Just enter your e-mail address below.
Heartache might be heartburn –
Heaven might be hell –
Venus ascending from a peanut shell,
Temporary tattoo on imitation leather,
Free sample, free love.

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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BrainsAllGone said...
Jan. 2, 2010 at 9:59 am
I don't really understand this poem . . . but it's interesting!!!
 
EnnuiRedemption replied...
Jan. 19, 2010 at 11:03 am
I think perhaps the poem was refering to the fact that when you have a crush on someone you barely know you can make up anything you like about that person and it may end up being true or not true. Though I could not fully have the meaning the author intended.
Either way I really liked the poem and/or your style of writing :)
 
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