Window Seat Perch

Chipped nails match
Hair feathered black,
Skin like a doll’s, polished.
Girl on the sill,
Weathered,
Watching,
Rain clings to the pane.

The grass gnarled like hippie hair,
On the front lawn,
Patches blanched
By excessive sunlight
And dog urine.

The abode across the street,
Surrounded by a garden,
Sweet
Tangerine tulip embryos,
And cranberry begonias
Flower from the firm land.

They had too much free time,
Our neighbors,
At least I’d like to think that,
I’m sure they’re retired,
Otherwise,
They’d be freaks,
For having the time to
Tend that paradise on
Their front lawn.

They tend their challenged child,
And crimson corollas
That
Reach for the stars at night.
The mother, pacific and clement,
The father and husband, non-combative,
Their fingers prefer the
Feeling of loam
To that of the hard plastic of
Computer keys.





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emilyjoe This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 10, 2011 at 8:01 pm
Sydney, this is amazing! Good luck in college, girl! I miss you so much and I think about you every day. God bless.
 
Tink2011 replied...
Sept. 10, 2011 at 10:31 pm
Ahwww thanks, miss you too girl, and good luck with the rest of high school! 
 
Blue4 said...
Aug. 16, 2011 at 11:34 am

This is beautiful, and the descriptions are fantastic. Good job!

Can you please read some of my work, rate and tell me what you think?

 
Tink2011 replied...
Aug. 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm
Sure, happy to give feedback, though I must warn you I am starting my freshman year in college soon, so I may be somewhat busy, may take time to respond!
 
Blue4 replied...
Aug. 21, 2011 at 6:15 pm
Wow, college... Good luck!
 
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