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Ode to the Lightning Bug on My Shower Curtain This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Lightning bug on my shower curtain,
Oblivious, bug-eyed voyeur,
Couldn't you latch your legs onto
Some other piece of ground?
You make me self-conscious,
Lightning bug, yet you don't
Seem to realize just what
You've fluttered into.
I suppose the privacy
Of cleansing rituals
Isn't as sacred
Where you come from.
Unfazed by the shower's
Streams of water,
You sit there, motionless,
Almost pensively.
What could you be pondering,
Lightning bug?
I do my best thinking
In the shower too,
But not when other people are in it.
Silent, motionless, you cling there,
Not realizing you're out of your element.
Shouldn't you be outside,
Letting kids chase you with jars,
Complementing their all-American childhood?
Unburdened by social standards,
Species roles, common sense
You cling there
As only an insect could.
You must have no idea how to get out,
After all,
I doubt I look that good naked.

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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silentpeacock said...
Jan. 5, 2012 at 6:03 pm:
hee hee hee love it
 
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Meaghan_EliseThis 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. said...
Dec. 28, 2011 at 5:55 pm:
I LOVE THIS!:D It's so cute and creative, and beautifully written
 
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eliana924This 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...
Dec. 18, 2011 at 11:47 pm:
Very clever. I really like the tone and interesting perspective you add to something so simply and seemingly trivial.
 
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raindance72This 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...
Dec. 3, 2011 at 6:02 pm:
This was an uplifting and relatable poem. Wonderful, wonderful writing, don't stop anytime soon because you have big talent and even bigger potential.
 
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thewriteidea This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 4, 2010 at 6:56 pm:

this one really made me laugh! the title definitely drew me in and i was captivated the whole way through! the ending was definitely the best. such a fantastic way to end a great piece.

rate/comment on some of my work, too if you'd like. keep writing!

 
SteFanii replied...
Feb. 15, 2011 at 1:54 pm :
I highly agree
 
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