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Ode to the Almond This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


The most precious
jewel,
treasure chests
piled in the palace of sultans
overflow with your
ageless
goodness,
I, like a thief in the night,
enjoy your riches
from the confines
of my secret cave,
the pantry.

A gold nugget,
shattered
within my mouth
like a sweet and gentle
bomb.

A brown rhino's knee cap
containing a hidden
lake
of milk
Oh, Brown Raindrop!
I drink
your reservoirs
to hydrate
my soul.

Your taste
enchants
like the captivating
rhythm
of a jungle
drum.

I eat you
half a heart,
my heart,
a crisp and gleeful
legless
beetle,
light as a pumice pebble,
dense as
a black hole.

Raw,
you bring me
to naked beginnings.

Roasted,
a fire erupts,
writhes
and dances
until coming
to comfortably
sleep in the
den
of my core.

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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abeatlesfan65 said...
Jan. 30, 2010 at 9:28 pm
Some people might say "You wrote a poem about almonds?" But I think that's what makes it good. You took a thing that normally isn't at all poetic, and made it so. That's a sign of a good poet. Keep writing!
 
Powd3er said...
Jan. 29, 2010 at 11:13 am
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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