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let me
wake, with the sun on

my lids, rays caressing

and warm.
let me
stroll, barefoot through

dewy grass, the slippery dawn

between my toes.
let me
indulge, eat

ice cream for breakfast

and pancakes for lunch.
let me
sob into pillows,

or laugh in your face, my cries

polluting the air.
let me
dance,

in the rain, catch snowflakes

pink tongue to fresh white.
let me,

screw my life. dye my hair.

pierce my tongue.
and at night,

when stars appear

when crickets sing

and sleep descends silently

upon the world,
let me,







just let me live.





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SkySkipper This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 9, 2015 at 2:13 pm
"the slippery dawn" I love this :)
 
Janelle7 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 18, 2014 at 9:06 am
Great job writing! I loved this poem and felt it within me! My favorite lines were the last "and at night,  when stars appear when crickets sing  and sleep descends silently upon the world, let me, just let me live." very very beautiful! Keep writing!
 
TheSkyOwesMeRain This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 14, 2014 at 8:54 pm
Amazing work, well done! 
 
rustyemotions This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 23, 2013 at 10:36 am
This feels like a modernized Sylvia Plath's poem.( I say "feels" because we donot hear poetry, we feel it inside of us ) It is nonetheless, beautiful. My favorite line is "pink tongue to fresh white."
 
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