articulation This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

You speak to me
for the very first time.
My eyes leap
to your face
as my mind ghosts across the possibilities
of you
and me.
Then, I answer.
“The homework is
page 97, 1 through 11.”
You nod.
When you turn back around,
my smile dies
away from yours.

Take two:
discussing TV.
You may be smart, but
you majorly suck
at dissecting the plot of “Lost.”
Soon, you abandon me,
off to lunch
with your friends.
I stare at my PB&J
and think of how
you'll probably never be
mine.

Truthfully, your speech
on the recovery of the U.S. economy
is just a little
boring. But
as I trace your name
across the desktop,
I decide
that I could listen to you
count every star in the sky
and still long
for your voice.

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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Hanban12 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 29, 2013 at 5:54 pm
Why is it that great poems are not recognized as such? This definitely deserved to be picked for the magazine! I love your imagery, and specific events make it unique. The ending is a great way to wrap up the poem as well, the title being clever, too :) I thought this was really cute :P Great job, I really like this! :)
 
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