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     O Sun, O Crucible,
That you could make me beautiful.

Winged sandals
Clipped,
I, of the heavy mud
Of riverbeds,
Weigh down into
Gravity’s gaping womb.

I, the child,
I, the heavy,
Am not built
For flight.

Your spots and
Prominence
Have bestowed no scars.
I have not breathed
Your caustic elements,
Have not quaked
With the tremor
Of your furnace.

I have not sensed the pulse.

Only glimpsed
The corona
Through the fingers
Of my mother,
And shrunk, small
And hollow as the bones
Of a sparrow,
Lamenting my
Weighted
Iron skeleton.

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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Luckystar78This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 22, 2016 at 1:57 am
This piece is brilliant - vivid and figurative, it impresses and stands out! Your talent deserves to be honed and recognised :)
 
ChrisJ This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 18, 2012 at 9:36 pm
This is so creative! I love how descriptive you were with this piece and the word choices that you used. I also love how engaged this kept me, good job!
 
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