Downtown Centered This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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This was Westfield, Downtown
Before the cop cars.

We stood behind Starbucks
Kids with their lighters and ciggs
With energy drinks
Filched from the Stop and Shop
Down the street

Anthony’s car speakers blasted Metallica, too loud for soft-spoken ears
But the employees didn’t care
As long as we were on the other side
Of the non-Starbucks owned Brown Door

The vintage matron griped, the constables showed up
These days seem like the town’s all out
And prostitots are running around
Got a bender to set up our tripwires soon

Movie theater lights shine outward
Cast shadows on pavements
As we walk out Broad Street
To Nomahegan and the Gazebo

From the swingset you can see the stars
Now look through glass panes on windows
Into wired factories whose jobs we don’t know
I want a doughnut, she wants one too

Promenade to Stop and Shop
“I’ve got you covered,” a smile for her
Laze outside until the monotones come
Drink sodas ’til the crack of doom

Or at least until we gotta be home
Parents phoned, required home by eleven
Disinclined to acquisce, but otherwise I’m grounded
So now is the death of our Dusks
And the birth of our Midnights

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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Jan. 2, 2010 at 11:14 am
Nice I really liked it! When my work is through pending, would you mine reading?
 
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Dec. 4, 2009 at 2:57 pm
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
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mutekid016 said...
Nov. 19, 2009 at 7:45 pm
Awesome work! I loved it all. Good descripton and words!
 
dA gAnGsTeR! said...
Sept. 2, 2009 at 12:34 am
Oh, my most favorite part was,So now is the death of our dusks,and the birth of our midnights! Veri BEAUTIFUL! Its very creative and i really like it!
 
Chrissy R. said...
Aug. 30, 2009 at 3:47 am
wow! awesome! you're really good.
 
kissingdawn331 said...
Aug. 28, 2009 at 3:17 pm
it was great...we have the same name!!! no lie
 
~*The-Broken-Hearted-Girl*~ said...
Aug. 26, 2009 at 8:16 pm
i liked this. it was good. :) great job!
 
mandygale77 said...
Aug. 4, 2009 at 11:41 pm
Wow, that was a bit depressing, but good.
 
KDtheGhostwriter This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 3, 2009 at 6:51 pm
Very good. I'd like to know if this is an actual town! Clever word play, good description.
 
a B. said...
Jul. 31, 2009 at 1:34 am
Loved it! Keep Writing.
 
writingsavedmylife This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 28, 2009 at 2:58 pm
great descriptions. i feel like i'm actually there.
 
lovehate29 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 23, 2009 at 9:45 pm
This is beautiful. You are a very talented writer. Keep it up!

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Melinda L. said...
Jul. 16, 2009 at 9:16 pm
Incredible. :)
 
Hollywog. said...
Jul. 13, 2009 at 3:53 am
This is an incredible piece of work. Well done!
 
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