ode to a summer day This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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thick maple syrup.
scent of honey oil, drizzling from the maple wood.
grandmother's steaming batch of biscuits
popping from the gas oven.

see the young boy climbing the tree
he
conquers his fear and becomes a man this day.
blossoms
picture-slanted life, mahogany vase.
antebellum window lining, leather lace
fresh-squeezed orange juice.

hop-scotch frenzy – see the future queens
playing peacefully.
wellsprings
muddy feet splashing
bird nesting.
sweet tea sipping, nurturing breeze.

violets
tree stumps
and baby's breath.
dandelion shine and
whiskey bottle caps.

bronze bodies gleaming in the summer shade.

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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ChristopherK This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 9, 2010 at 6:01 pm
Congratulations on getting published on Teen Ink! I read the issue and your poem DEFINITELY stuck out as a notch above the rest of the poems. Honestly very quality stuff. If, for any reason, you ever need critique for your writing or are just in the mood to share it, e-mail me by all means!
 
Roman J. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 13, 2011 at 4:10 pm
Thanks for reading my work, Christopher! Although I am no longer eligible to publish with the TeenInk Magazine due to my age, I look forward to being published with well known and respected publishing companies who will make my work available to the world. However, I am interested in working with you for editing work opportunities. What is your contact information? (I would prefer you provide me with your email address.) Thank you. Good luck with your writing!
 
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