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

March 26, 2009
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I am the girl
bathed in the pale
wash of sunshine,

waiting on knobby
knees with blue elephant
barrette tangled in hair.

Please come to me
quietly,
stepping on soft-shoed

feet, singing sweetly of
long-forgotten utterances
and platitudes.

We can shriek
felicitously at the giddy
mechanical whirling

of that rusty
merry-go-round
while breathing in the

delicate perfume of
freshly cut summer
grass.

Please hold me
gently,
kissing away

those sores and
sloppy tears
of girl come undone.

Then we can make our
prescribed route
back home.

Bellies slung low
with crystalline
tittering,

and heads held high
with the wan-sweet
aspirations of a stately romance.

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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monique__unique said...
Dec. 7, 2009 at 12:34 pm
This was lovely, and I appreciated the aesthetics.
My poetry hasn't been put up yet it's still "being reviewed" and whatnot, but I would really appreciate it if you would take the time to read it when it does get posted as I would highly value your opinion bc of your writing talents :)
 
altindiegirl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 8, 2009 at 2:05 am
Sure, I'd love to!
 
calephchad said...
Dec. 6, 2009 at 9:01 pm
This poem is soo beautiful. It's so wonderful. I love it. 5 out of 5 definitely! If you would like to check out some of my work, I'd really appreciate it. I think you'll find it fairly interesting. I love this poem!
 
altindiegirl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 7, 2009 at 8:29 am
Thank you! I did read your poetry, and I think it's all quite excellent. I'll watch for new new poems in the near future.
 
SilverDawn said...
Dec. 5, 2009 at 1:39 pm
Hey, great poem! love the descriptions (:
 
laneyb said...
Dec. 4, 2009 at 10:14 pm
Your words created the perfect depiction in my mind! Thank you for inspiring me tonight!
 
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