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an old woman thinks with rain falling outside This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

there are withers and whispers:
the withered fingers (isn't it strange, she thinks,
how everything seems to drain out of you as you age?)
the cloth is skin and her skin is thinner.

the whispers in a voice like roasting turkey,
crackly and rich.
they remind her of the sky in new york,
when she could hear the snow crunch,
and feel the cheap linoleum under her fingers.

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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Imaginedangerous This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 24, 2012 at 10:59 am
I love how you can tell such a rich story only through implying. :)
 
floragj This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 2, 2012 at 5:15 pm
I am in love with this poem! You manage to combine effective imagery with word choice that makes the poem sound amazing when read out loud. Well done.
 
lennyathena This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 2, 2012 at 5:17 pm
Yay, thank you so much!
 
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