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i never quite know
what to do
with my hands
perhaps i could sing
perhaps i could dance
anything to distract them
from how nervous i am

my mouth's at a loss
it rambles nonsense
if only my hands
could be
worthy expense

i could point at
bulletpoints in the air
or wave my arms
round, ready to
attack
if they
won't care

even liars and cheats
make their words secure
with gestures and
shouting
and then
they are heard

so if i
somehow make
these fingers matter
the words
might penetrate
finally
my silence will
shatter




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Hay_Wire This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 7, 2010 at 3:57 pm:
AMAZING!! really. (and im not the type to use all caps ;))
 
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