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Rising like a Winging Gull This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

I am spiraling
in a riptide of rememberings
anchored down
by the box in my arms.
The wind snatches at my hair
changing it into one of the clouds
we used to watch
Where I now see your face
as I did that day in the sand,
cold and blue as the open water.
I wiggle my feet
down into the sand
as I whisper
Good-bye
to the laughing wind
that carries your voice.
I tip the box.
As the cards and pictures
and sketches and memories
rise up over the waltzing water
like so many winging gulls
I feel my heart break
free
from the frozen chains
it created
and all the hollow places
begin to fill
with the candy-coated rays
of the sun.

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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MoandBrowniegirl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 20, 2010 at 5:26 pm
This is very prettily said. The imagery and metaphors are great. You do what few can and make a poem complete. You know, beginning to end. Not a lot of people's work has that fluidity.
 
-Peb! said...
Dec. 11, 2009 at 4:03 pm
Great poem! I love the imagery.
 
NineMuses This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 13, 2009 at 8:04 pm
Thanks so much! This is the first of only two poems I have on the site, so every comment means a lot.
 
qwertyqwerty123 said...
Nov. 16, 2009 at 11:30 pm
this touched my heart and i knew exactly what the speaker was feeling. i can only hope my writing will ever be as good as this
 
NineMuses This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 14, 2009 at 11:50 am
Thanks so much!
 
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