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Faces swirl
fuse
mold
into one
as El trains
whip past.

I’ve Seen Your Face Before
you aren’t that different
At All

Faces recycled

Her:
A Porcelain doll
careful not to
shatter
the glass

Him:
eyes like
coffee truffles
follow mine
down
the escalator

Us:
gawky
sweet smiley silences
cross our faces
spelling out the words
we dare not say to
the other

Cosmic forces made it
this way;
we aren’t the same
simply repeated patterns,
a strand of DNA
dripping with A’s



T’s



C’s


G’s
Cohesive:
our humanity –
a fresh scar
sole tear
lone kiss

but faces
become the same
as El trains
whip past

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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Alexia B. said...
Jul. 30, 2009 at 5:23 pm:
i love this poem
 
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MorningStar15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 26, 2009 at 1:02 am:
i have never read anything like it before! it was so original and sweet... i loved it i truely did... thanks for posting it! <3, Kayla P.S. i posted a ton of new work...check it out...please and thank you...
 
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Duckie430This 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...
Jul. 24, 2009 at 5:52 pm:
really beautiful. good job.
 
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MszRAiNDROPsz said...
Jul. 24, 2009 at 2:46 am:
deep. i love it.
 
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His-Bright-Green-Eyes... said...
Jul. 23, 2009 at 9:15 pm:
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! great job!!
 
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samcarter said...
Jul. 22, 2009 at 5:27 pm:
i like this because its so simple but still really deep
 
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Melinda L. said...
Jul. 16, 2009 at 10:46 pm:
Okay, i agree with everyone who commented...that was incredible, amazing, beautiful, wonderful. great job!
 
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Hollywog. said...
Jul. 13, 2009 at 3:57 am:
Incredible!!
 
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Valentina T. said...
Jul. 12, 2009 at 7:05 pm:
wow... that is really amazing
 
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despurlock This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 6, 2009 at 2:49 am:
Beautiful!
 
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Schubster said...
Jul. 2, 2009 at 2:08 pm:
wonderful. I loved it.
 
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