Ephemeral, Eternal This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.

February 10, 2010
By , New York City, NY
In the blink of an eye the world
has turned.
An abandoned child has wished upon
a star, a cat has yawned and arched
its back
reaching infinitely forward
with surgically declawed paws.
A cactus has pricked itself and let out a cry, in this city
one hundred men have died, ninety six infants
have reared into fluorescent light.
A fish has flopped ashore, a criminal has clipped
his toenails.
A teacher’s dropped her chalk, a groom has torn
his coattails. A glass of water
on the vast terrain of kitchen counter has heard
the clock’s ticking in sound waves that bounce
between tiled floor and papered wall, asking
an existential question. Lips still warm
a girl has already feared falling out of love.

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RenaZoe This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 9:31 pm
oops! i didn't mean for this to be posted anonymously...not sure how that happened
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