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

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     I’ve been feeling dizzy lately,
more so than usual.
And you forgot me again -
add that to my list of troubles.

Lost among others like myself,
I sit and wait for what feels like an eternity
filled with soap and suds -
how can you claim you treat me gently?

I’m not very good at that hot-
and-cold game you play.
My frail body can only handle
so much until I shrink to the size
of a pea pod, usable only as a shelter
for a centipede. Funny how its feet
would appreciate me more than yours.

Instead, you wear me thin until I split
under pressure, unable to contain you, unable
to share the journeys of your everyday life.
But that shouldn’t stop you. You don’t see
Swiss cheese being ignored because of a few
harmless holes.

I hope your toes are cold.


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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zhlen This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 20, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Amazingly creative! Check out my work if you can.. The double meaning is very effective!

 

 
IndiLizard This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 11, 2010 at 10:25 pm
ah! yay! this is so excelent.
 
DiamondsIntheGrass This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 11, 2010 at 6:57 pm

ha! love the double meaning...

it is double meaning, right?

 
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