Fragile Body This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

My big toe dips,
a chain reaction
of goose bumps
creeps up my
wary leg.
My muscles tighten;
a sensation between
pain and relief
spreads among my
flexed thighs.
My nostrils flare
due to the
unexpected satisfaction
of warm
steam.
My body is submerged;
the pinching of
my flexed muscles
is released as my
spine slowly adapts
to the arch of the tub.
My mind is a white canvas,
a white canvas
waiting for
self-criticism,
confusion, and
hate. But it
receives nothing
but the comfort
of warm liquid
encompassing
my fragile body.

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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beautifulspirit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm
Wow you made getting into the tub so poetic~
 
rkguth said...
Dec. 2, 2010 at 12:08 am
i looove this! great images and sensory details :)
 
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