Someone Fix That F***ing Faucet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Chemistry class.
Somewhere in the school,
there’s a faucet dripping.
I’m sure of it.
I crack my knuckles,
draw on my shoes.
write poetry.
I’m over you.
I swear it.
“I’m insane. Fix me?”
Last night I realized.
“I could kiss you better.”
could it … ? – no.
no, of course not.
but yet there it is.
the irony might kill me.

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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HummingbirdsFly said...
Jan. 21, 2013 at 6:21 pm
OMG! I lived in Reno Nevada last year, and skied at Mt. Rose and swam at Lake Tahoe and went and did the swing at the Grand Sierra! Good poem I liked it!
lilmo23 said...
Jan. 21, 2013 at 11:40 am
great poem! i love it because it's so unusal to me. :)
Thrush said...
Jun. 8, 2010 at 8:16 am
Cool. Very cool. I like the metaphor.
shes_a_tee_ex_babeh_899 said...
Jun. 6, 2010 at 2:25 pm
i really enjoyed reading this!!! kool work:))
Sheebs said...
Apr. 11, 2009 at 6:54 pm
O wow this poem is great! The title grabbed my attention and the poem kept me reading. Keep On Writing!
Babybluelove1 said...
Apr. 10, 2009 at 12:48 am
I really liked the poem but the title is bad has a inaproit word through u should fix dat
The Violist said...
Feb. 13, 2009 at 8:08 pm
The title isn't said in the poem but reading the poem you think fix the faucet fix the faucet and it is amazing how this poem got me thinking that.
kodaluv said...
Feb. 13, 2009 at 8:07 pm
wow major good!!!!! luv it
someone else said...
Dec. 18, 2008 at 1:42 am
the title certainly grabbed me! i want to say something really nice, but I don't have the words. This is really creative!
Midnight Metal said...
Dec. 5, 2008 at 3:39 pm
Pretty good. The faucet's constant drip makes a good environmental element. This is something just about everyone can relate to.
liljenjen222 said...
Aug. 6, 2008 at 1:40 am
wow, i totally love this poem. i like how you combine something as simple as "oh, the faucet's dripping" with something as complicated as "maybe still love him...", and also how the "drip drop" acts like a metronome throughout the piece. good job!
MadAsAHatter... replied...
Jun. 5, 2010 at 8:41 pm
I love it... I'm speechless, really. :)
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