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Sandwiched bodies
Inching forward.
Anticipation ballooning.
Waiting for my turn
My shot
My chance
To spin the wheel of your affection
Meld those rich hues,
Blend them into one.
One in a million chance
999,999 in her favor.
But I have a hidden weapon,
I'm secretly a chameleon.
Tick
Red, warm, if you want.
Tick
Blue, cold, if you want.
Tick
Just say the word.
Tick
I can change.
Tick
I swear.
Tick
But then she runs up.
Happy as hell,
Waving the golden ticket in my face.
Leaping into the warmest kiss on the face of the planet,
Long flaxen hair caressing your face.
No, I don't have long hair
Or blonde hair.
Or even the golden ticket.
But
I'm a chameleon.
I can change,
I swear

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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Josika.Nav said...
Jun. 25, 2012 at 11:06 am
wow! really liked the sentence structure and the fluidity of the poem. i also liked the whole theme and story....although i did get lost a little bit..but judging from the comments below..that's probably just me :P anyway, great work and keep writing!
 
BrightBurningCampeador This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 4, 2011 at 6:44 pm
This is the most depressing poem of yours I've read so far. I like it!
 
corallee This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 4, 2011 at 8:48 pm
Haha, thank you!
 
unprocessed said...
May 11, 2011 at 6:30 pm
I disagree with the comment below, this all fits together beautifully.  It has a really great rhythm to it.
 
corallee This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 19, 2011 at 11:52 pm
thank you!
 
alanna_mcc This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 11, 2011 at 4:18 pm
this is interesting, but i dont get how it all fits together..........
 
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