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

Sunlight reached into the room
Its veins bending through the glass,
Watercoloring an aura
around his fist-sized head
like a helmet.

A football player
he will be.
Strong legs
that have been running in place
for months
conditioning himself for
Friday night games
under the lights.
The student body chanting his name;
a fraction of the fans
he'll have as a professional.

His eyes are
a blue which I have never known
but now I will never
let myself forget.
His toothless smile.
His breathless cries.
The way he grabbed onto my finger
when he first realized
that even if he never knew
I would always be his mama.

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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BrattieBroonet41 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 25, 2010 at 4:31 pm
Thank you so much!
 
Tayy♥ said...
Jun. 15, 2010 at 9:10 pm
this is beautiful !(:
 
BrattieBroonet41 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 22, 2010 at 5:51 pm
After some consideration with my creative writing teacer, the title of this poem has been changed to "Our August"
 
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