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

By , Johnson City, TN
She said I was trying too hard.
She said I was trying to imitate
The works of others.
She said I was drowning myself
In dirty bath water.
She said I was burning
The altar of my own god down to a
Wet ground.
She said I was quietly sleeping
At a best friend's near-deafening wake.
She said I was waiting
In a line all by myself.
She said I was watching
An invisible snake dancing
To an unseen instrument
In bitter,
Hanging winds.
She said I would hang myself
Leaping from leveled
Grounds,
Dangling from a slit noose
Bound to slippery
Industrial skylines.

She said I was trying too hard
To be clever.

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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SMWells said...
Nov. 1, 2010 at 11:48 am
She might have been write.But this poem is clever.
 
AmericanoLounge This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 1, 2010 at 1:48 pm

I don't like it too much. First to go in the magazine, though.

 

And thanks.

 
S M Wells replied...
Nov. 1, 2010 at 4:56 pm
Your welcome. I haven't goten anything put into the magazine yet. Only one,[trying to stay awake] has even been put on the website. The others are pending oproval. Good luck!
 
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