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I can feel you floating up up and away
like balloons that our eight-year-old fingertips
cramped from holding on too tight,
and like a silent movie
our lips puckered into perfect O’s
never realizing how infinite these things can be.

But I don’t think it’s like that this time.
The infinite part.

I stretched my neck back
watching you become a dot against cumulus
and begged my mom for a new one.

But she told me I’d just grow restless and let go of you again.

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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MckayThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 1, 2013 at 4:55 pm:
This poem makes me remember all the times I lost a balloon when I was a kid. Those times were painful. The imagery you use is simple but flawless. The "puckered O's" part is just breath-taking for me. (I know, little things charm me easily.) Congrats on the publication of this poem. 
 
lenabloop This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 1, 2013 at 7:10 pm :
Thank you so much for all your extremely generous comments on my poems!!! It's all so nice to hear.
 
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