twenty-six million light-years This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

one day i will
go searching
for the empty keys
and dew-damp stars
that have greeted me
every morning
for as long as I
can remember –
but they
will be gone.
they will have been
consumed
by a supernova
that burst
twenty-six million
light-years away
and there will be
no cracked asphalt
left
no pavement arrows
to point me home –
point me home
and let me tie my heart
back into familiar
anxious knots.
there will be no home
anymore.
there will be nothing
left in my chest
for i will be nothing more
than a charred
skeleton –
i will be nothing more
than a memory
that has burned with the rest
of my planet
from the star twenty-six
million light-years away.
please.
one day
humanity’s smog
and concrete seas
will have burned away
and i will not be here
to miss them.
please.
i must mourn them
in advance.

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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wilds said...
Aug. 30, 2014 at 11:21 am
this is long but really good. can you read some of mine
 
moderndayEmilyDickinson This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 29, 2014 at 6:02 pm
Also, congrats on having this published! You totally deserve it! Thank you again! ^_^
 
moderndayEmilyDickinson This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 29, 2014 at 6:01 pm
This is absolutely beautiful and breath-taking. This is a wonderful poem, and also, a little sad. I love it. You are so descriptive in it, and I love that! Never give up! And also, please keep on writing! You are a very talented person and writer. Please know this, and I hope you do. Thank you for sharing this! ^_^
 
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