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     I have been losing the meaning of words.
Not in the way of strokes or amnesia, sudden
concussions - not holding a pear and saying, sock.
A pear is still a pear but it is less than a pear,
its taste not quite so tart or sweet, its juice
barely dribbles and when it does, its stain
washes out swiftly in the washer’s rinse cycle.
And so I repeat my sentences, I sit
and listen to yours, and ask again for you
to repeat, and try to align
these unmelodic measures of stressed and
unstressed syllables with
the ache in my chest.
But years of use renders words faded and
yellowing, memories of memories of what
they were, their truth
slipping away as clear water in a cupped hand.


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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bahannahpeelThis 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...
Nov. 30, 2013 at 7:30 pm:
Gorgeous. Easy to relate to, beautiful to say aloud. 
 
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coly33 said...
Jun. 7, 2010 at 4:22 pm:

wow loved it said a lot in the small space taken but was still a big impact to me anyway

:)

 
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ArtInBlackandWhite said...
Jun. 7, 2010 at 11:30 am:
Really amazing...truly. Good job!!!
 
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romance_lover This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 5, 2009 at 11:29 pm:
I just want you to know you have talent and deserve wwaaaaayyyyy more Kudos than this! Youe an amazing writer and you portray whomever your writing in the soes of so well... Good Job :D
 
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