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You once told me
how you loved
the way
you could see your
bruised knees
through worn down soap,
and how
I loved
watching my bruised knees
become as lifeless as
the silk on the gown my mother used to wear.

You once told me
how you loved the way

a mandolin seemed
to open its mouth
and swallow all the stars from the heavens
whole
which was fuel for the sound:
not unlike a quasar.
and I replied
that a mandolin was an instrument, and nothing more

You once told me
how you loved the homeless man on our street corner
and how he always said hello
to strangers
and smiled at each scrap paper person who passed, like they
mattered.
I told you
that he was probably insane,
and should get a real job

Well, surprisingly
you were the first of us to go

but, to this day, I wish I had told you
before you
descended that staircase
that you
were
right.

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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inkers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 13, 2011 at 7:40 pm:
Wow. This is really powerful, in all of its simplicity. I wish I had a better word to use to describe this, but it's just powerful. Really evokes emotion. Beautiful work. <3
 
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Tanvi_A said...
Dec. 1, 2010 at 7:55 pm:
YAYYYYAYYAYAYAAY MARGARET
 
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oracle-of-nonsense This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 25, 2010 at 9:21 pm:
Wow. This poem is really amazing. I like the ending in particular, as sad as it mayb be. Carpe Diem, right?
 
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wefellinLAVA said...
May 19, 2010 at 3:42 pm:

This really provokes thought.  Would your message kind of be not to take things for granted?

I like this a lot.

 
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timevampire This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 19, 2010 at 1:41 pm:
This is amazing yet sad. You what I think? I think your my favorite poet on teenink.  Good job!
 
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