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I saw you yesterday on your way to the parking lot
and for a minute the air screamed fish tanks
for little freshmen goldfish to hit the glass and forget after three seconds
and running, swimming, tumbling for the time when
push one two three four five six seven step and halt
meant more than nothing and red balloon faces
hovered over slime child lumps of Soldate 60 clay
hiding behind too-long short hair
because at least I had a chance to worry then.
I could have told you aliens if I wanted
but instead scribbled battlefields on notebooks.
I watched from another marine world as you walked to your car
and you never saw me and my new haircut
never, not once.

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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peacelovelife This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 5, 2012 at 11:19 am:
i really like this! :)
 
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EscapeVelocity said...
Jul. 28, 2010 at 12:57 pm:
the previous comments sums it p for me except i do enjoy free verse
 
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kaloridley said...
Jun. 12, 2010 at 12:08 pm:
I don't usually enjoy free-verse poems but this was excellent! Good job.
 
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1two3Kelsey said...
Mar. 3, 2010 at 10:33 pm:
I know that feeling of neglect and desire and this is exactly it. I love the metaphors in this. Great job :)
 
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