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I feel a burning burst of red
blooming deep within the folds
of the four crimson corners.

Doors wag frantically,
drums run offbeat, and wild,
as my mind skirts through lists:
my wardrobe, my words,
my whimsical upturn of the lips
at you. Your presence,
shot across my vision, like a teasing glimmer.

Sometimes, I want to reach out
and snatch you from the uneasy haze,
and rock you in with a gentle zephyr
even if you press deep into the stem,
even if I waver under your weight,
even if I bend and bleed.

But then, I also like to imagine you perched
upon the dry dunes of my palms.
so that if I flex my fingers to the clouds
and bring my five petal flesh to my nose,
I'd remain your sky;

and if I snap my fingers in
and dig my nails into my honeysweet center,
you'd be a mere fly,
dim and frail,
lured by the lustrous, yellow cheeks of the tulip.

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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wilds said...
Mar. 30, 2015 at 10:40 am
wow your poem makes mine look bad
 
mcnwritingsoul said...
Feb. 11, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Love the poem!!!! I could visualize each stanza, your contagious imagery soaking deep into the hollow contents of my soul. I have just submited two poems, as I would like you, and any one for whom reads this comment, to give me feed back. You see, the first stanze from "Living as if Dead" was simply a typo, as there thrived two additional sentences before it was published. I am however a very "clueless" or "oblivious" writer, rather, as your time and comment would mean the WORL... (more »)

 
sportygirl23 said...
Feb. 11, 2011 at 8:51 am
this poem is amazing, the imagery is outstanding! you should DEFF keep writing (:
 
nancyyy said...
Sept. 8, 2010 at 7:30 am
great imagery and word choice. it took a hold on my mind. epecially in the last 2 stanzas.
 
stillness.is.the.move This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 24, 2010 at 10:35 am
it got more beautiful the more i read. keep it up :)
 
Glorvic This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 1, 2010 at 12:10 am
Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)
 
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