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so he sips his tea
and thumbs his tie
but his thoughts
are not on tea
or tie or the
many women
fixing their hair
for the many men
to have something
to look at


they plan their days
according to their faults
and enjoy things like
a widow enjoys life
solemnity is non-existent
even in subtleties
they feel nothing

he is the one
who has not
yet sunk into
remission
don't worry,
they say
give it some time
let him sip his tea
and thumb his tie,
they say

eventually we will
drag him down
and give his soul
to the widow
who does not
fix her hair
for the many men
to have something
to look at

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category. This piece won the May 2010 Teen Ink Poetry Contest.




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SophaDee This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 21, 2010 at 7:50 pm
I saw this in the May issue of Teen Ink--it was written right next to my article :) I love the way you used all lower case letters, and i like the repetition of sipping his tea and thumbing his tie. I really like your work! :)
 
spitfire213 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 24, 2010 at 9:31 am
i like it. very creative and descriptive.
 
McGurker This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 24, 2010 at 12:01 pm
How cynical.
 
JoeKostecki This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 7, 2010 at 3:33 pm
I'm a cynic.
 
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