Chewing Gum This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

July 19, 2010
Crinkle. Mmmm.
Orange flavored, small but
filling.
In between the molars
mushed,
Tongue caressing texture,
Flavor filling breath.
Flatten between roof and
tongue,
Stretch even.
Mold to tongue tip, extend
muscle.
Flex and remove.
Now blow.
Keep blowing.
Clamp lips, and seal.
Use tongue to maneuver
inside cavern,
And – pop! –
Silently in the sermon.
And the label claimed
“Unblowable”
Too thin now, and stringy.
No flavor.
Time to hide the
Used mess in paper,
And select anew.
Bubble gum?

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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dia.dreamer said...
Aug. 20, 2011 at 2:23 pm
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this poem! Creates a fun, innocent, perfect movie in my head...the kind you could live in forever. :D awesome job. keep writing! :)
 
benJAM'in said...
Aug. 31, 2010 at 6:15 am
Excellent! This is the fun side of life! A good way to start the day! Thank you!
 
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