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We existed
In turquoise sighs and cerulean whispers.
Your arms, snug and forgiving,
Sent azure pulsing down my spine.
In your room,
Navy shadows poured down the walls.
We were bathed in sapphire.
Our skin glowed ghostly in the pale moonlight,
And we expelled breaths tinted with teal.

We were sublime.

Blue was your favorite color, you always said.
It showed.
I could feel it in your bones.
Cobalt blood thrummed through your veins,
Sparks of indigo flickered in your eyes.

You were blue.

One day, you blurted out orange.
It tumbled from between your teeth
And forced the cyan from your walls.
In our sanctuary,
The tangerine words were profane.

All wrong.

Your mouth dripped mango,
Your heartbeat thudded orange,
And the look in your eyes
Was sharp with rust.

I saw the orange kisses on your cheeks,
The orange fingerprints on your collar.

The blue was gone.

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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TheKillerClocks said...
Jul. 21, 2010 at 12:39 am
You are a GODDESS of metaphor. Congradulations on the whole "I GOT PUBLISHED!!" thing. it's a big deal, and you earned it. :D
 
Rocketsheep said...
Jul. 13, 2010 at 4:01 am
I searched for this poem forever.
I'm in love with it. It's my favorite poem . 
 
SmileitsCaroline said...
Dec. 18, 2009 at 7:34 pm
This is beautiful, I don't think heartbreak has ever flowed so eloquently
 
sarahmarie said...
Dec. 10, 2009 at 9:44 pm
Ah I love the descriptions. The colors really make you think.
 
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