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i saw it settle,
distant and fleeting
and resolute –
above all
resolute –
in your eyes
before it registered
in my own.
there was a
distinct
subtle
tenderness
in your carefully
guarded
misguided
corners,
but nowhere else.
we are creatures
of circumstance;
victims of a
strange and
unidentifiable
pulse.
all else
are mere whims
of the heart,
vast and waning,
forever seeking,
homeward bound.
and what does anyone know
of the passage of time
and its miscreant
tendencies?
charcoal smudges,
blankets of snow
and forgotten laughs.
the steady unease.
(you don't need all that)
a murmur,
a soft stirring,
your victrola eyelashes,
and you were gone.

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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EtherealLibretto said...
Feb. 5, 2013 at 11:57 am
I love the fluency and the spacing. It made me pay more attention and read the poem more closely. Amazing word choice, when I finished reading it I was left with the loveliest feeling. A fantastic poem!
 
mimirocks124 said...
Aug. 28, 2010 at 3:29 pm
wow! amazing so many metaphors. the picture fits well with this too. i can see why yours got published!
 
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