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The once-exotic American
Settles an old debt with ambition
And forgets she once laughed among
The cigarette-smoke-swirled bars
Where withered, old men with flowered bags
Under knowing eyes
Reflected into
Ever present
Coffee
Cups.
Spanish fables of a whispered princess
Hum through the ice-diffused rum and Fanta nights
As reggaeton dreams slice though a New York mediocrity
Fill me up and over
With the sweet sadness of Segovia
Let it sing in these hands
That ache for the rough touch
Of the aqueduct
Where I am beautiful and anonymous


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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Sami S. said...
Apr. 27, 2012 at 10:37 am
This poem is really good! I loved it!
 
Sami S. said...
Apr. 27, 2012 at 10:37 am
This poem is really good! I loved it!
 
Duckie430 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 29, 2011 at 9:12 pm
This poem is amazing. One of the best on here. I'm usually good at understanding poetry, but I'm not quite sure if I completely understad this one. But it almost doesn't matter, bcuz this poem is still beautiful & it makes me think instead of throwing the meaning in my face-as a good poem should. :) Great job!!!
 
Aiden said...
Apr. 3, 2011 at 3:54 pm
i LOVE the last line
 
mimirocks124 said...
Oct. 7, 2010 at 4:41 pm
love the entire poem, but the last line is my absolute fave.
 
amanda said...
Mar. 23, 2009 at 10:08 pm
i had to read it a couple of times, but i like it =)especially your word choice...
 
Virabbit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 26, 2010 at 10:13 pm
 love it!
 
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