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Lost on the Surface This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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I was lost in the middle of your palm
etched with deep lines
intersecting like busy highways
and my way of feeling satisfied was by
running laps around the
shape of your lips
and eyelids
finding my way through the
twists and turns of your clasped hands
as words lingered in your throat
I rode a boat through your tear ducts
explored what getting “lifted” really was by
playing with the rough
strands of your hair
I breathed in your air
ricocheted off your skin and found myself back in
the guidance of your feet leading me to your
parallel universe
created
to make me elated as I explored your outer walls
since the surface of your affection was the farthest I ever got

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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Jocelia Pease said...
Nov. 25, 2008 at 5:07 pm
Gorgeous poem. I absolutely love it. Keep up the good work! =]
 
lauralynn<3 said...
Nov. 21, 2008 at 6:42 pm
this is a really nice deep poem and even though its deep and discriptive i can still understand it! unlike most of them.
 
porcelaingirl said...
Oct. 24, 2008 at 2:05 am
Wow. This is absolutely gorgeous.
 
Maya said...
Oct. 20, 2008 at 2:32 pm
Wow. This is so meaningful. It's amazingly written, I love it.
 
mollaaay said...
Oct. 16, 2008 at 4:50 pm
Wow. Amazing is all I can say.
 
itsssmeee said...
Sept. 25, 2008 at 2:26 pm
i love it. ! it's so powerful and demanding but soft and rarely unheard
 
lousious said...
Sept. 19, 2008 at 4:38 pm
i love it!!!
 
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