Anno Domini This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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I want the infant eyes I once had,
Untainted and good.
I’d like to live in you again.

Sometimes I push my head
up against your stomach.
make myself believe that really living. if I push hard enough,
all your skin will fall back,
and I can curl up inside you, right
back into my first womb.

reattach my umbilical cord
to feed off you.

I want your heart to beat for mine.
For a while,
mine’s so broken,
that with every rhythm I know it pulses only
because it is involuntary.

If I could control it I would rip it apart
and sew it back together
over and over again.

Just so
I could feel my viscera heal,
and know
that blood always clots.

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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niazi said...
Nov. 20, 2010 at 2:12 pm
that is great poem, i liked the way you appreciate the autonomicity of heart, and specifically the last line. please keep writing, your are superb
 
lovehate29 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 10, 2009 at 4:25 am
Oooh. WoW!!! This piece is very....deep, thoughtful, heartbreaking, amazing. I loved it, really. Congrats on getting it published.
 
despurlock This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 9, 2009 at 1:24 am
Wow, I loved your poem, esp. the emotion behind the words leading to the hidden meaning. It is phenomenal! Keep writing!
 
LilJ<3 said...
Jul. 8, 2009 at 11:01 pm
I love the imagery you created with this poem great job and congrats. Continue writing please....it was a pleasure to read.
 
i-go-by-syd said...
Jul. 8, 2009 at 10:45 pm
this is pure talent.
u better keep writing

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kgirl123 said...
Jul. 8, 2009 at 10:07 pm
woah! this poem is lovely
 
AshaMidnightOlympian said...
Jul. 8, 2009 at 7:48 pm
This is absolutely amazing! I really understand the point you're trying to make. Keep on writing. You're really good.
 
Curtisa J. said...
Jul. 8, 2009 at 3:34 pm
I love this poem!. Great talent!
 
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