Testament to the Scratched Reflection of an Angel

September 29, 2011
Cigarettes by the bedside table,
Ashes in the sheets.
Burns on skin that's worn too thin.
The innocent count sheep.

She let him scratch the surface.
The virgins see the scars.
Nervous when the deed is done,
moreso than when it starts.

She told him not to smoke inside
Rekindled feeds the blaze.
Cigarette burns on a paper heart.
The clarity, the haze.





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Lexie96 said...
Oct. 25, 2011 at 7:44 pm
I really love this. Your word choice is strong, the message clear, and the poem beautiful. Great work, check out mine sometime?
 
eragon23860 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 25, 2011 at 9:51 pm
Well thanks! I'll definitely check your stuff out, Lexie, thanks for reading mine! :)
 
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