Balloons MAG

October 25, 2012
By lenabloop SILVER, Denver, Colorado
lenabloop SILVER, Denver, Colorado
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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.


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on Oct. 1 2013 at 7:10 pm
lenabloop SILVER, Denver, Colorado
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Thank you so much for all your extremely generous comments on my poems!!! It's all so nice to hear.

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on Oct. 1 2013 at 4:55 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

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. 


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