Noted Silence This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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fingers scampering along
the edge of the crimsom-shaded shell

I feel for the rusted zipper
and the corroded clasps cocooned beneath

My quick breath
sends irregular, soft currents
toward the fringed seams
that quiver in return

Grasping the hinged cover
I swing it upward

it sits quietly and undisturbed
seasoned by stagnant air and
masked by a thin, viscous layer of rosin

The wooden figure
is accompanied by a
loosened bow, swaying
from its disassembled cradle

removing it
I trace the nicked contour
and pluck the
untuned strings

The chin rest is cold
perched upon my shoulder
The bow
too light to dance

Bringing my arm around
I rest the horse hair between the
fingerboard and bridge

And slowly drag it away

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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Lexie96 said...
Oct. 21, 2011 at 7:34 pm
I really like it, it reminds me of one of my friends.  I just posted a poem a few days ago and I would be incredibly grateful if you could check it out and give me your opinion...you're really talented.
 
JessJess96 said...
Oct. 21, 2011 at 11:51 am
Absolutly beautiful! :) Great job.. Keep up the good work! 
 
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 29, 2010 at 7:20 pm
'Tis a beautiful moment that you're describing... so beautifully. Ah! Reuniting with music! I'm so glad. This poem is a joy to read and your talent is clear, my friend.
 
ZA16---- This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 5, 2010 at 4:02 pm
I just noticed...I spelled "its" wrong!
 
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