Things Look Nicer Underwater, Except You Can't Breathe This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

February 7, 2010
The trademarked thud-thud-thud of the diving board
after a 9-year-old goggled goon was sent free flying through the air
became more and more inseparable from my pounding heart
the closer and closer that you walked.
Following the curves of your red string bikini
might have been initially interpreted as creepy.
But from three feet underwater,
tiny bubbles that slipped out of my mouth
were rendered into as high a degree of meaninglessness
when they reached the surface and popped into the tremendous, echoing atmosphere
as any words that could have slipped out of my mouth
toward you
on the clammy pool deck
that felt inexplicably cold
for such a warm July day.

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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Brynn said...
Aug. 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm
Nice job. It made me smile when I read about halfway through. ^^
 
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Apr. 9, 2010 at 6:00 pm
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beccasara12 said...
Feb. 28, 2010 at 2:28 pm
wow this is really deep... great job! keep it up! BTW if you get a chance check out some of my poems i'd luv to hear ure opinion!
 
lunaEccentric replied...
Mar. 14, 2010 at 2:24 pm
:) Nice. "...might have been initially interpreted as creepy" That line made me laugh. And I love the last few lines.
 
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Mar. 28, 2010 at 11:36 pm
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