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Give me 12 more slashes
To my face
To my throat
To my being

Rip me up inside
Break me
Shatter me
As if I were a windowpane

Cut up what I am
With your KitchenAid knife
And fry my thoughts
With insults
With a tablespoon of hatred

Pound me down
To the floor
With your fists
Don’t break a nail

Stand over me
Tall as the Twin Towers
And love me
Like cream of wheat.

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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AmberElisabeth said...
Jul. 13, 2011 at 12:35 pm
I know why this was published. Because its beautiful. Its so raw and un-gaurded. I love it.(:
 
NikkiJA This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 22, 2011 at 10:17 am
although dark, this poem was raw, honest, and intense. it was an absolute thrill to read for the entire length of the poem =] excellent job! and congrats on the publication!
 
crash said...
Apr. 20, 2011 at 12:23 pm
this it a good poem
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 20, 2011 at 10:26 am
freakin awesome captain. do your dance.
 
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