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It's late at night
So late
And in the light of my cracked laptop screen
I see your face.
(Blink it away, it's just a face.)
I try to sleep
close my heavy eyes to the beat of my heart
But I feel your breath
Hear your laugh in my loud AC
(So I
wake up, turn on the TV)
And the boy on the screen
he looks just like you
going through life, playing with girls so I
(Turn off the TV)
Put on my iPod and there's
Jaymay
Singing about how in love she is
I forgot that we used to be like that.
Are there a million miles
Between us now?
I curl up
Hug my pillow close because
For the time being
That pillow
Is all
I have.

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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nelehjr said...
Jul. 19, 2013 at 11:33 am
I'm so glad to see you got into the magazine! :D Congrats! Glob, I love all the emotions you capture with your work.
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 12, 2010 at 1:49 pm
I love this one. it sounds like you're going to die if someone doesnt do something. I also like the million miles between us part. 5 stars.
 
JosieNotJose This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm
Fantastic! As usual. ;D  Love the reference to Jaymay.  
 
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