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

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     You speak to me
like the stroke
of a watercolor cottontail
cloud; speak
like a hummingbird’s ruby
throat as she resides
on the rim of a nectar
vase. The wings
on your words
in the vein of Hermes;
a bridge between what lingers
inside and what’s loose
on your lips. Your words -
I turn and twist
like the salted spiral
in a city street vendor’s
hand. Like the mind
of a murderer, like the
crumbling-walled labyrinth,
like the channel of Hercules.
Like a dripping dishrag,
I take your airborne
words in my coiled fingers
and wring.


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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AndThisIsReal said...
Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:18 pm
I quite agree.
This is unique in comparison.
Excellent imagery.
 
mistersalmonpants said...
Nov. 12, 2008 at 6:17 pm
Quite unique compared to other poems here. Great title, too.
 
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