Alchemy

August 2, 2010
It was gone before I
ever had a chance
to notice its gleaming
torso, like a vial of
mercury reflecting an
afternoon sun:
Emily Dickinson used
a mattress just the same
as anyone else.
This fact somehow surprises
me, as if it is impossible
to imagine the long dead poet
sleeping peacefully like myself.
There are 17 reasons
why I cannot
become
an alchemist.





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BoosflashThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 9, 2010 at 12:11 pm
I love this captain. i love the last line and i love the references. do your dance.
 
BoosflashThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 9, 2010 at 12:10 pm
I love this captain. I love the ending and the references. do your dance.
 
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