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the gentle arts This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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     a thousand steel crickets hum
under trees painted in chainlink
on grass-stained asphalt
in an apogee of copper wiring
and diamond-cut cliffs
above a city of straight lines
mocking the softness of clouds
hardness and harsh perfection
and forests of streetlights
sloping concrete plateaus
rivers black as the sky
memories of mountains wrapped in glass
and there is no gentle art
in this corrupted sculpture
dressed in glaring aerosol


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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bahannahpeel This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 30, 2013 at 7:27 pm
Beautiful. Stunning. It makes a statement. Keep writing. 
 
HimeGyaruDoll said...
Mar. 5, 2012 at 6:49 pm
I cannot descrie how much I adored this poem. It was a mix between odd and brilliant, kind of like how a bland brick was is suddenly splattered with sparkly paint.... Great poem!
 
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