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She was composed
entirely of paper;
green eyes rolled dollar bills, hair twisted confetti.
Her voice was faint
like the shushed rustle of library book pages
and when sunlight found her
she grew invisible,
rays shining through vellum bones.
She was asked how it was to live
without footprints in the snow,
featherweight,
unchained to the earth,
unwed to gravity.
Whatever quiet answer she gave,
no one ever heard.
Mostly, the paper girl was forgotten
until she folded herself into an airplane
and disappeared.

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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frnkplss55 said...
Apr. 20, 2010 at 5:21 pm
I have no idea what this is about...but I LOVE IT!!! It is like you were the paper girl:)
 
Oh_ShelbY_XD said...
Apr. 20, 2010 at 2:59 pm
so much meaning........................:)
 
the_Horsegirl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 26, 2010 at 9:11 pm
very creative and lyrical
 
abirchy said...
Jan. 26, 2010 at 8:33 pm
love it!!!
 
EleanorRigbysGospelofPeace This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 10, 2010 at 7:57 pm
This is incredible! I feel so lost, just like the paper girl, and afterwards this poem just...left something with me. I don't know. It feels like I'm taking something away from this poem. Your words were simple and haunting and beautiful. Congratulations on becoming published!
 
AmnyR said...
Jan. 6, 2010 at 7:03 pm
beautiful!
 
Veritytrue said...
Sept. 21, 2009 at 8:38 pm
This is beautiful. I love the word choice and ending! Keep writing!
 
Libby H. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 2, 2010 at 6:22 pm
WOW! Thanks so much! I have been SO busy lately, but have been reading tons of peoples work and will be submitting new things soon. I'd love to hear thoughts and/or critiques for this piece, though! :)
 
<3$~DarkAngel~$<3 replied...
Jan. 7, 2010 at 2:22 pm
beautiful... such strong word choice... great visual... keep it up
 
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