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Raccoon

Your pores are wreaking your solitude in its defiance
Moldy bones knotting into crisp harmonies
that crescendo into a sweet lullaby of daunting inquiries
of the night.

Eight-toed demons seclude
Into coiled scraps of film
The monsters each hold a ticket of
Cables running along their electric
Eccentric backless spines
Each running into a swamped tarp of thoughts
Riggings on the vessels
Like how support beams hold you up
But instead the ropes only give you a burn

Your face is masked
A masquerade is being held but we all know
Incognito isn't your thing
So we know who you are
Behind that wall of plastic paint
And feathered ends with long noses
Raccooned eyes and jeweled foreheads

You are like the demons that hold your secrets.





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earthlyeyes said...
Apr. 10, 2010 at 9:06 pm
Great poem - I have your other works on DeviantArt too - all of them are amazing. I hope to read more. : )
 
Zeldarocks from dA said...
Nov. 18, 2009 at 11:58 am
I love your poems, the descripton and imagery is so original and captivating. I hope you get published!!
 
Ellen M. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 18, 2009 at 7:07 pm
wow...that means so much to me. i really appreciate it. thank you <3
 
Kyla Jo said...
Nov. 17, 2009 at 9:12 am
WOW... so much talent in such a young woman! Thanks to your Dad for allowing me to read it. Keep up the GREAT work kiddo! I'll vote for it for sure!
 
Ellen M. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 17, 2009 at 5:40 pm
Wow!!! thank youuu! i'm flattered haha :]
 
Uncle Steve said...
Nov. 16, 2009 at 8:34 pm
The poem grows on me each time I read it. Let's discuss it the next time we meet. Keep up the good work.
 
Ellen M. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 17, 2009 at 5:40 pm
Oh my gosh! thank you soooo so much hehe <3 that means a lot.
 
crazythis said...
Nov. 16, 2009 at 8:28 pm
wow, i love your words. you are amazing, hun.<3
 
Ellen M. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 17, 2009 at 5:39 pm
Awww thank you so much, again. <3 c:
 
Daddio said...
Nov. 16, 2009 at 3:20 pm
Captivating. Definitely flows well with great structure. I must read it again and again...so I can unfold its rich story.
 
Ellen M. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 16, 2009 at 4:56 pm
That's so sweet. Hehe, thank you <3
 
GODsPariah said...
Nov. 15, 2009 at 10:24 pm
descriptive, detailed, cognizant, twisted piece of dream state-like consciousness. Never stop!
 
Ellen M. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 16, 2009 at 4:57 pm
Wow, thank you! c:
 
susannacrane said...
Nov. 15, 2009 at 7:00 pm
AMAZING as always
 
Ellen M. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 16, 2009 at 4:58 pm
Pahahhaa. Oh Suzi. Thank you so much <3
 
lizsantillo said...
Nov. 15, 2009 at 5:51 pm
I love it and I want more more more!
 
Ellen M. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 16, 2009 at 4:57 pm
Thank youuuuuuu! <3 hehe.
 
goodbyefromme said...
Nov. 15, 2009 at 5:13 pm
wow great work im going to rate it right away
 
Ellen M. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 15, 2009 at 5:40 pm
thank you so so much. <3
 
beautifullyclueless said...
Nov. 14, 2009 at 8:41 pm
btw, i forgot my name was different on here,haha. this is allanah.
 
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