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the shadow garden

My sister dug her plump
Fists into the earth. She
Groped the dirt with a
blissful squint.

Out of the millions of flowers
that bloomed in his garden, two
remain-- a spiky orange dahlia,
One smug white rose
And a brown carrot.

We played a game of darts
He pricked himself.
It seemed odd that the blood could
Still be so red and bright under
That saggy white wrist



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AlaskaFrost This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 24, 2012 at 12:32 am
Absolutely love it
 
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