Flower Girl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

June 6, 2014
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I envy the flowers
Void of emotion and conflict
Daisies not meant for plucking.

I prostitute my feelings
As if they're there for choosing
As if there is enough to go around.

As if I am your 10-minute cigarette break
Rather than a fire
Everlasting glow.

You can't light me up
And snuff me out in the same swipe of
your hand.

I envy the flowers.

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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Alia_S said...
Jun. 12, 2014 at 4:15 pm
Also, your writing style is very endearing. You express philosophical and sophisticated ideas, but you do it in a way that is not at all pompous; the simplicity and sheer presence of your work speaks volumes. I love the phrase "As if I am your 10 minute minute cigarette break" - I love every little thing about this poem. :) Keep writing!!!
Alia_S said...
Jun. 12, 2014 at 4:11 pm
I try and make it a point to let every writer and artist who has touched me with their work know that they have. I can never understand why some of the truly beautiful pieces so few comments, often none. Yours is one such piece. I would just like to say, first of all, on a superficial level, I have fallen completely in love with your imagery here. I almost was not going to click on this poem, but then in the little preciew I saw the line "I prostitute my feelin... (more »)
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