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Oh, the smell of your skin,
how it reminded me
of just-dried laundry
freshly dancing in the summer breeze.
In winter, I would catch you
straight from my dryer
and rush my toasty shirts right up to the nose,
loving the subtle pulse of heat on my skin.
Alas! How I wished you were always there with me!

Though now, it only rains.
The sheets droop in sorrow on the line,
as mold infests their insides.
The dryer has combusted from overuse
and abuse.
My dress lies in a messy, wet ball on the tile floor.
The detergent isn't on sale, anyway.
It probably never will be again.

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Theraforever said...
Jul. 13, 2014 at 11:44 pm
I love how you picked a metaphor and stayed with it, it helped the poem a lot and way great in every way. This a poem I will definitely read again and again.
 
georgiab said...
Apr. 23, 2011 at 2:33 pm
"How i wished you were always there with me" ...loved it!
 
CloneA This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 23, 2011 at 6:32 pm
Thank you!!! :) I'm glad you loved it.
 
BoosflashThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 21, 2011 at 10:47 pm
so, you want to know how you could improve on this? well, i guess i could make something up. oh no, wait...I cant. you know why? because this is already awesome. thats just too bad captain. i am so loving the last two lines. do your dance.
 
CloneA This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 23, 2011 at 6:33 pm
That's so sweet of you! Thank you :)
 
CloneA This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 15, 2010 at 2:07 pm
Let me know what you guys think!!! I would love to know how to improve my work.
 
MercedesXO replied...
Jul. 15, 2010 at 9:32 pm
i really enjoyed it:) nice work. and i like you're use of imagery and the descriptions in which you describe things in the poem. good job!
 
CloneA This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 15, 2010 at 9:33 pm
Thank you so much!!!!
 
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