The 4th Dimension This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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the fourth dimension of sunglasses
was where I spent my summer.
I sheathed myself with sunglasses
bought from a side street stand
and in them I blinked like a scientist
introduced to a new element.
the world was something else
behind these gaping glasses
blues were flattened
greens were whetted and so on the beach
I looked for gray that human color
and found it in your eyes
which were unguarded.
I slipped my sunglasses down my nose
like a librarian to make you laugh and notice
and so I cleaved the world in two
by the thin tortoise shell margin
of my frames.
you could nearly be a dream
when I watched you in the shadow world
that protected me from things
that were too bright.

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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Myrtle25 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 20, 2011 at 12:53 pm
interesting topic and amazing word choice!
 
Hannibal This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 22, 2010 at 8:45 am
this was amazing :) i loved when you described the colors you see behind the glasses
 
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