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The rain fell
from the smoky
clouds and pattered
on the roof of our
heads like bird seed

thrown at a wedding

It pooled and
flooded down
the gutters of
hair flowing
in rushing queues

down our foreheads




Sauntering along
dark eyebrows
and clinging
for dear life
to the branches

of eyelashes

Kissing sweetly our
sunburned cheeks
rolling mechanically
like freshly oiled
cogs off the

cliff of our noses




It seeped into the
crags of lobster
red lips resting
before their swift
suicidal drop on

our spongy chins

Falling in an
acrobatic grace
landing in a final
theatrical plop
liquid hula hoop

rings growing




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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IrresistableMe said...
Mar. 20 at 4:59 am
So Do I.....  ;)
Hntrgrl15 said...
May 31, 2010 at 12:06 pm
wow this has such amazing imagery. you can truly imagine everything
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 30, 2010 at 4:07 pm
That was wonderful. The picture in my mind was in slow motion.
Poemfriend replied...
May 31, 2010 at 7:37 am
i completly agree. you just see it slowly falling. this piece is amazing.
SecretSelf14 said...
May 30, 2010 at 2:54 pm
- this felt like it was actually happening
Mni-megThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
May 30, 2010 at 2:22 pm
This is a beautiful poem. I love the rain :)
Patience97 said...
May 30, 2010 at 10:05 am

I love the part with the dark eyelashes... I thought it felt so impowering and so strong.

Very well written :)

starlight26:) said...
May 28, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Beautiful. Very creative. I love rain! :)

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