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Would you like to buy a ticket?
said the master to the girl.
And how could I refuse
the lure of the whirl in your smile?

Snow glare was our disguise,
and gold-gilt poles that glittered
east-to-west, in a spectrum
of white and blue.

The winds blew ice flakes
into my eyes,
they bit and stung, narrowed,
my horizons shrank to you.

You were beautiful, so bright,
your gaily colored wooden horses
spun us
'round and 'round.

A perfect picture show
you painted
in mirrors and cracked glass,
I thought it showed me everything.

When dusk gathered,
and the flying flakes slowed
to a thinning veil of bright,

I saw our horses
could only run
in circles.

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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Seelix said...
Jan. 29, 2012 at 6:02 pm
This was really creative! Great job =)
 
Afanen This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 29, 2012 at 6:52 pm
Thanks a bunch!
 
BlameJuliet said...
Jan. 27, 2012 at 3:51 am
This is a very nice piece.
 
Afanen This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 27, 2012 at 9:49 pm
Thank you!
 
K-Rhyme said...
Jan. 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm
very nice, brilliant.
 
Afanen This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 29, 2012 at 10:41 am
Thank for reading it!
 
EEnriquez said...
Jan. 25, 2012 at 10:35 pm
Nice work, keep it up.
 
Afanen This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 25, 2012 at 11:08 pm
Thank you!
 
zhlen This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 25, 2012 at 11:25 am
I liked the ending! check out my wrk.. "Stitched" and leave a review please!
 
Afanen This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 25, 2012 at 7:13 pm
Thank you for reading!
 
Leanna S. replied...
Jan. 27, 2012 at 7:58 am
your welcome
 
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