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Above Feathers Fluttering on Sidewalks This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.

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I sit on rooftops
watch the city
click and whistle.
Everyone thinks I’m up
here
for the view.
But really
I’m catching pigeons
tying old receipts
to their legs
with strings frayed from
my jacket
I write “I love you”
over the
subtotal,
tax,
and change.
I tell my fluttering
envelopes
where you live
Point to your window
They bob their heads,
I hope that means
they understand.
I hold their
flinching
bodies
grasp them tight
I thrust them into
the sky
watch their feathers
like clouds
against the sky
“Fly well,”
I whisper,
feeling their dark bodies
colliding
with the concrete


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category. This piece won the February 2007 Teen Ink Poetry Contest.




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BlondeAndProud said...
Jan. 4, 2012 at 9:33 am:
I LOVE THIS POEM you're really talented, this is beautiful
 
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celticreader said...
Feb. 14, 2010 at 10:30 pm:
very well written!
 
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