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I sought your heart in the darkness
and
finding nothing
was content with
your lips, your hands
hushed phone calls in the young hours of morning.

You turned from friend to lover to
well, what are we now?

Try to keep pace
as I watch the scars form.
They spread across your heart like
lightning
white and deep and cracking.

I was the thunder
but you could always argue
who was first to fall.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category. This piece won the May 2011 Teen Ink Poetry Contest.




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CarolynQ said...
Apr. 23, 2011 at 7:59 pm
Whoooahhhh.. powerful. You started strong and ended strong, you def had a very tone of your own. good job! I could def read this more then once without getting bored of it.
 
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