Leaving Train This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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Daddy called it a curse
silver-lined with Dixie crystals.
One backward glance – and you turn to stone.
Like those nameless boys among briars and thistles,
grayer with each drop of spring.
Autumn. Autumn. Autumn shades.
Taillight to mayflies and evening hawks,
swirling dervishes of our darkest night.
But you only look ahead.
No moss grows on a rolling train.
No tears dry on a burning cheek.
No small memory of the rippling grass
where we lay, two souls in a sheet of blue:
backward to Earth and upward to Sky –
forever suspended in the filament of time.

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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mimibby said...
Mar. 28, 2010 at 4:14 pm
this peom touched me real beeply 2. it was 1 of da best peoms i ever read
 
babygurlmimi said...
Mar. 28, 2010 at 2:25 pm

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Vylet.Mxoxoxo said...
Nov. 25, 2009 at 3:50 pm
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Kathleen said...
Dec. 27, 2008 at 2:28 pm
A fine piece of writing. One to know by what.
 
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