Wallflower Season This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

April 24, 2008
The Crack in the wall
slithers and slides to the floor
I lose myself in the foundation
between me and the next room
A crack just big enough for flitting insects
A crack just big enough for thudding music
where kids dance within the bass
I stare at this crack
and imagine myself soaking
through the wall

running through the music

In that room I can only be

A flower in paisley patterns plastered to the wall
So I pry my imagination
from the music
and sponge it from that wall
Smiling to myself at the thought of moving
Just sitting on my chair
Staring at the crack
Watching the music chase the bugs away.

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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IWillDream54 said...
Sept. 4, 2011 at 1:22 pm
I love this poem! You expressed yourself beautifully and the flow was wonderful. Keep writing please.(:
hope95 said...
Feb. 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm

i really loved this poem. i love how u were able 2 express urself and make it flow so well. i have written a few poems using figurative language but havent had da chance 2 post them yett... i am new 2 this site and would love itt if u could check out some of mi work. i waz really able 2 relate 2 this. keep it upp:)(:


remembermeplz said...
Feb. 1, 2011 at 4:19 pm
wow this is amazing and I love♥ it! =]
KrystalT said...
Nov. 21, 2010 at 2:03 pm
totaly speechless right now....thats a good thing. good job. keep it up!
alexxeo said...
Nov. 5, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Creepy... But totally awesome(:

Read mine?(: "Lunar Metaphor"

Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 9, 2010 at 8:36 pm
the repetitivenes in this piece really works, its almost like the beat of the music, definitely drives your point home... read some of mine?
sleeplessdreamer said...
Jun. 29, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Wow. I love this. I'm OBSESSED with figurative language and I was so excited to see someone use it so beautiful.

Check my work out if you ever get the chance!

Starrlyt said...
Mar. 30, 2010 at 11:25 am
Wow...that was one of the most incredible pieces i have read up here so far...keep up the good work.
Wallflower This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 14, 2010 at 9:37 pm
I like the title of this poem!
We're basically soulmates ;)
AMORETTE said...
Dec. 25, 2009 at 9:35 pm
it had me from the beggining. keep writing cuz i'd like to read more! :)
Big Door Prize said...
Aug. 4, 2009 at 11:59 am
highly sensorial, lovely ending
Cheyenne D. said...
Jun. 27, 2009 at 5:26 am
honestly i tried to move away from this poem. i was going to read another but something told me to stay
tigeress3 said...
Jun. 3, 2009 at 10:05 pm
The imagery is just...wow.
LoathenSunshineBec said...
Apr. 23, 2009 at 5:22 am
This poem paints a picture for only the most intimate part to see. It talks about being invisible but it stands out more than words could express. I love it.
explicit1 said...
Apr. 14, 2009 at 12:33 pm
wow that was an amazing piece! ;) check out my poem and comment its called Unforgiven...but that piece was the bomb! lol
<3::wish4wings::<3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 18, 2009 at 12:31 pm
i really like ur style:) keep it up
queshia P. said...
Mar. 17, 2009 at 11:08 pm
beautiful...great use of senses...i can see those things happening!! good piece...
xXdarkloverXx said...
Feb. 9, 2009 at 5:37 pm
Wow that is great I keep trying to write my poetry like that but I always mess up nice writing
bbyruth said...
Dec. 30, 2008 at 10:19 pm
nice imagery
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