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If I were to, one by one,
Pick the bones from under my layers,
Strip them of damage and creation
And present them to you -
A settled way of apologizing -
Would you grind them down to
A huffable suggestion,
Or lay them next to you at night?
They would be clean, dry, and soft -
Like you said our love would always
Remain.
No matter where the saggy body goes,
You could have my hand to hold -
The fingers and knuckles bendable to
Any will you please.
Makeshift - ghosts just wish to be
Rid of the sag - share their
Bones, unburied.


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ChrisJThis 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...
Feb. 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm:
Powerful, great job!
 
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Midnight_Hum This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 9, 2010 at 12:49 pm:

Wow.

I am favoriting this piece.

I want you to know that this is the best poem that I have read on Teen Ink to date. I really like how you broke away from cliches, and how the poem actually mean something, stands for something, as well as being aesthetic.

Wonderful.

 
black_angel replied...
Jan. 23, 2011 at 11:07 am :
This is really good :) amazing...thats all imma say :) amazing........
 
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