The Day after Thanksgiving This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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Resplendent smiles
Dance on our lips.
So long ago
Since we were
Together
Sisters and friends.

Our stomachs hold
The weight
Of last night's turkey
And relief
After whispering
Our fears, failures,
Pressures, and pride
Together.

Four forks in hand,
We dig inside
To expose
The gooey
Sweet apple.
The crisp buttery
Crust cracks,
Revealing a cinnamon scent
Wafting and swirling,
Consuming
Us

We savor the taste
Touch
Tranquility
In a minute

Gone

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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Nora2012 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:03 pm
This is not my poem. Some one else's peom is posted in my works. Can someone clear the confusion?
 
ms.nerdalicious replied...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 11:50 pm
huh? not yours?
 
ms.nerdalicious replied...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 11:50 pm
i like it though!
 
Nora2012 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm

noo it isnt do u subscribe to teen ink? the poem under my name is actually my poem not this one... here it is :

Resplendent smiles

Dance on our lips.

So long ago

Since we saw us,

Sisters and friends,

Together.

 

Our stomachs hold

The happy weight

Of last night’s turkey

And relief

After whispering

Our fears, failures,

Pressures, pride

Together.

 

Four forks in ... (more »)

 
otherpoet replied...
Dec. 23, 2011 at 12:06 pm
I've heard that sometimes Teen Ink edits the work they put in the magazine. They probably posted the edited version. I hope that helps! I love both versions, they really communicate the bond you have with your sister!
 
Nora2012 replied...
May 29, 2013 at 7:54 pm
To otherpoet:
I know it's been awhile since you posted (and since I have gone on to teen ink), but I just wanted to say thank you! It means a lot to me that you enjoyed the poem. :)
 
Nora2012 replied...
May 29, 2013 at 7:54 pm
To otherpoet:
I know it's been awhile since you posted (and since I have gone on to teen ink), but I just wanted to say thank you! It means a lot to me that you enjoyed the poem. :)
 
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