My Milky Way This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

March 28, 2010
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Dust dribbles
from your
fairy fingers
they bind my soul
to wings
my fingers
to flurries
as teardrop snowflakes
kiss my cheeks
and flounce
to my candy-cane lips.
I hold onto the beauty
of your
birdsong words
I hum their gumdrop
the one that made
rose petals
creep to my milky cheeks.
Bring back the
fuzzy teddy-bear memories
the comfort blanket of
old securities
that turned me into
an effervescent fire,
your cocoa breath
coaxed to a marshmallow
Your homemade cookie
were home to me
the sugar-sweet flavor clung to
your chocolate-chip lips.
Your gemstone eyes
glistening with the dew
of a new morning
your smile was the rising sun
that seeped through my closed blinds
and charmed my eyelids
into letting loose a forest
of astonishing hazel.
I gently hold your butterfly words
to my truffle-filled heart
that's turned to dark chocolate
since that bittersweet day …
Now I pray
that maybe I can someday rekindle
the dead insect
I once slaughtered beneath my
shark-toothed soles.

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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_alessandra_ said...
Aug. 25, 2012 at 9:47 am
I really love the imagery and word-choice in this. It's eerily beautiful--and I like it! :)
greenday21luvsbilliejoe said...
Jan. 20, 2011 at 11:44 am
reeally great poem. i loved your descriptivness!!!
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