The Closet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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My family is a closet.
My dad is an old pair of jeans,
Worn and comfortable but often away from the closet.
My mom is a cashmere sweater,
Warm, soft, and hard to take off.
My brother is a pair of running sneakers,
Athletic and always on the move.
Oliver is a pair of socks,
Always underfoot and keeping our feet warm.
Ruby is a pair of neon pink jeans,
Girly and screaming for attention.
I am a bathing suit,
Loves the water and being at the beach.

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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sweetlight said...
Nov. 20, 2010 at 4:44 pm
You considered each of your family members with such care, sensitivity and love.  Thank you for the beautiful metaphors.  Maybe we'll have a family conversation about which article of clothing each of us is!
 
Nagabro said...
Nov. 17, 2010 at 8:53 pm
SUCH A FANTASTIC, CREATIVE POEM! I KEEP RETURNING TO REREAD IT!  THANK YOU FOR SHARING.
 
MBombeh Sallah said...
Nov. 17, 2010 at 4:36 pm
OMG!  What a wonderfully mature and thoughtful poem.  Keep writing. 
 
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