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Your glances are starchy and angular,
Cloaked in the perfect amount of ­uncomfortable.
Your stares are the kind that make
My insides coil with fear and excitement,
With the brassy taste of anticipation.

You mumble short stubbles
Of words at me, so different
From the sultry syllables
That pirouette off the tongues of lovers
In old, foreign, mystical films.

Yet I wait.
My heart breathlessly whispering
Quiet melodies of naive love stories
As your lifeless eyes scan over me,
Oblivious to my muted longing.

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 September 2010 Teen Ink Poetry Contest.




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BicycleThief This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
today at 10:42 pm:
It's really so relatable, no wonder it was published.
 
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ChrisJThis 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 1, 2013 at 11:06 pm:
Wow, that was really good, keep writing!
 
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sweetdollsarah said...
Sept. 3, 2011 at 9:39 pm:
This was great can't wait to read more of your work
 
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CoLdEsTNiGhTs said...
Sept. 13, 2010 at 4:09 pm:
i love the message in this poem. cant wait to check out more of your work!
 
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