Where We Stand

March 15, 2011
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We are so foreign to each other
Brand new, shining eyes.
Brilliant blue mixes with green
In which pale pink songs of roses can be heard.
When we breathe,
We inhale each other and exhale US.
We trespass the lines marked strictly by dad's threatening words
And mom's clenched hands around a kitchen towel.
Every night, just as the stars were stretching from their day naps and preparing to peek through twinkling, thick curtains of darkness,
You would drive me home.
Kiss me on the forehead.
Watched until I was safely inside, back pressed against the door, smiling.

You led me to believe.
You led me to heart skipping beats against steamy windows where honest to god, we were wearing clothes but were stripped of emotion.
We scattered our smiles and souls across picnic hills, parks, hidden school makeout spots, the oak tree where you first met me.
You had me at hello.
And will hold me till goodbye.

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Clarissa♥ said...
May 24, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Really great poem!

Keep it up!

Love it:)

RinaAnne This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 7:28 pm
Thank you! <3
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