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Lying in the garden in the sun,
I realize every garden, no matter the latitude or longitude,
Is home to a wandering soul.
And I think it would be maybe the nicest thing on Earth
If time would just pause for a century or two
So I could lie here and watch the tiny fly circumnavigate my page
And the aerodynamically challenged bumblebee poking his nose

where it doesn't belong
And the tall skinny flowers I'll never learn to name

rise around me like a fortress
As sharp sweet soft sour smells drift like lazy clouds towards me and

away from the flowers and dirt and sun
Because
My heart hurts at the beauty of a garden
And
I wouldn't so much mind sinking away to become a part of the dirt and

grass so others could use me as a walkway to join in my

paganistic adoration of a garden
So
Maybe it would be a nicer thing,
The nicest thing in the world
If the hundred fragile flowers could multiply and grow
Until they trussed me up and covered me all 'round
In fact, I think if I have to, as appears inevitable, die,
I'd like nothing more
Than to drown in flowers.





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sweettThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Aug. 28, 2011 at 1:08 pm
Excellent job. Nice choice of words. and very deep.
 
snaomi This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 28, 2011 at 5:14 pm
Thanks so much! Any feedback on my other stuff would be greatly appreciated and id be happy to return the favor
 
dark_armor1This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Aug. 28, 2011 at 10:11 am
wow very seep. nice vocabulary i must say, that always makes a poem worth 1000 bucks. and i love the beautiful meaning behind the words. good job!
 
dark_armor1This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 28, 2011 at 10:12 am

*deep     :)

 

 
snaomi This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 28, 2011 at 5:14 pm
Thanks ! Id be happy for any feedback on my other stuff and of course ill return the favor :)
 
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