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

June 22, 2008
I am seventeen years old
I look like my mother
i am the replica
the second daughter
of the golden mold
now showing its dead

I look like my mother
For all the magic of tight jeans
and tighter words
My fairy-ring of dark makeup
and darker poetry
drawn mysteriously at midnight
where I’ll crouch
alone to cultivate my strangeness
to be away from her

I look like my mother
I’ll save it like a curse
Until I become her
The dead will bury the living
And I will burn her picture
But someone will always know

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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AlexisNicole822 said...
Jan. 29, 2012 at 8:06 pm
This is beautiful. I can't say I can relate, but the way it flows and the way it describes what it is your feeling, I can understand.
reblep said...
May 16, 2011 at 4:11 pm
i personally love this because i am the second in my family and i am always told i look JUST like my mom, like we are mirror images. so i conected really well to this and it is a great piece. i loved it. 
em0punkl0v3r said...
Apr. 3, 2011 at 9:34 am
This is amazing. I really can't believe how well this turned out. One of my favorites, honestly. (:
BitterSweet1993 said...
Mar. 18, 2011 at 8:07 am
You will find your way. Everyone has thier own path. But it's thier choice to use it. FInd yours and travel it until you know it with your eyes close.
CHEERspirit said...
Oct. 15, 2010 at 10:00 pm
all i can say is wowww i love this one :)
Izzy=) said...
Apr. 26, 2010 at 9:36 pm
it sucks to know im not the only one.....i would never wish that on anyone
smolderdown said...
Feb. 15, 2010 at 3:41 pm
the pain will burn you out until it is the time
thesilverrose said...
Dec. 4, 2009 at 2:48 pm
Interesting... =)
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