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Autumn’s Lament This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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      He said, “I’ll straighten you out, kid.”

trees that violently shake you

like the first chill of the autumn months

She still wore sundresses on the windiest days;

a shattered stained-glass window,

pieced together by the dropping temperature

His lungs were locked in her dresser,

unable to breathe when she was gone

logic so strong it replaced fists cracking bones

She said the green sheet was too pale;

it would not suffice as a curtain

He said that just because his shoes were off

did not mean he was planning on staying

some things just cannot,

some things just cannot be fixed.



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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Steamer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 22, 2010 at 10:53 am
Wow, that a young writer can have their own voice. I applaud.
 
alfavetta said...
Oct. 11, 2009 at 9:34 pm
This is very strange. I like the way it sounds out loud, but I do not understand it. Why was he unable to speak (lungs locked in her dresser)? And I don't understand the green curtain.
 
firstsnowfalls This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 15, 2009 at 5:13 pm
very powerful.
 
mana15 said...
Sept. 13, 2009 at 12:59 pm
Whoever didn't understand this didn't actually read it, your last line was the reason and the whole interpert, and your right somethings just cannot be fixed, I like your work a lot, it shows meaning. Keep up the work.
 
wondergrl95 said...
Dec. 8, 2008 at 11:26 pm
I thought you had really nice figurative language but unfortunately I didn't really GET it!!
 
silent fart said...
Nov. 18, 2008 at 6:48 pm
a very very nice poem!
i really like it
 
kristinap said...
Nov. 6, 2008 at 11:23 pm
This is wonderful.
 
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