Remember Him This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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Do you remember him? she asked
the shiver that consumed my vessel was like
that of a snake, baring its teeth

fangs bore into the heart but
where was the heart
the heart in which a lone assailant had
stripped-nails tearing at each seam

the cloth once a dress, no more
a dress – no more a cloth, but
a fabrication of the mind.

Do you remember him? she begged
the ringing of the alarm was like
the screeching of a car

horns blaring into the eardrums
where the muscles in the body in a
fervent dance stripped each other nude

pale underneath the golden fingers of
the sun – the sun spoke his might, fists
scraping against flesh

flesh vibrating against bone – bone
grinding against emptiness, a puddle
stood for the sun's despair

But where was the soul? she wondered
the cold air whispered, like claws
scratching against silk – silk unwoven

unshed, and held under the care
of a worm – but of that worm floating
on the cloud of heat and vapor

fractured it lay on the cloud of
heat and vapor-silk broken,
it lay on the cloud of heat and vapor

I don't remember him – I said
his soul, an egg broken lay on
the cloud of heat and vapor

silently a ring sounded, like oxygen
oozing into a crevice, the snake
sought shelter – I remember – and the needle
sewed the dress back together again

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Only,I This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 10, 2010 at 12:50 am
This is so amazing. It's the way I wish I could remember. Your right, everyone has a memory a "him" or "her", the one who got away.
 
ncisfanatic said...
Feb. 5, 2010 at 2:56 pm
i relly enjoyed this poem ur really good
 
EmoAnon said...
Feb. 2, 2010 at 12:25 pm
I really like how this is worded, this is amazing and made me remember "him" in my own world
 
Haley W. said...
Feb. 2, 2010 at 11:19 am
i love this!! :)
 
Audrea15 said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 4:05 pm
This could be taken many ways love it
 
Moonbeam13 said...
Jan. 28, 2010 at 9:30 am
love the poem! Please look at poems by Moonbeam13: Answer Me, Roses, In a Cage, Do i need help or do you, Don't really know! Thanks. :)
 
<3::wish4wings::<3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 27, 2010 at 2:58 pm
that was absolutely amazing!
its so well played out, and i can picture everything thats going on. in the end everything makes complete sense. a mark of good writing. keep it up!
 
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