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To the Prom Dress in My Closet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

I'm sorry I'll never wear you.

I'm sorry you'll never get to swirl
and twirl across
a glittered dance floor.

I'm sorry The Boy will never get
to hold you close,
or try to rip you off me.

I'm sorry you won't be
a crumpled heap
on the floor of his pick-up.

I'm sorry you'll never
see the moonlight
across the glistening waters.

I'm sorry you'll never
have your picture taken,
his hand on your hip; our hip.

I'm sorry he'll never see you on me,
the way you hug my waist,
and barely brush my thighs,
taking his breath away

I'm sorry I'll never wear you.

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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Shmelmo said...
Oct. 11, 2011 at 6:42 pm:

Wow, I really like this...is it true?? Good thought process....please keep writing!

 

 
jay_chelle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 11, 2011 at 9:55 pm :

Yes, it is partly true. I had had a prom dress for a few years, and my boyfriend at the time and I had no plan of going. He then broke up with me, and went with another girl.

 

Thank you by the way :)

 
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Dakota88zxc said...
Oct. 11, 2011 at 2:48 pm:
Aha, I like the funny bits. I love the whole thing
 
jay_chelle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 11, 2011 at 9:56 pm :
Thank you :)
 
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