Michael Turned This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.

January 11, 2012
Michael turned
Once burning gold
Cast from the black
Ocean of conformity
Into just one more
Obscure, dark wave
Michael turned
The naivety of a child
Living by day
Immersed in light
Into the pale scholar –
The haunt of the ancient
Library on West Avenue
Michael turned
Every night while his
Parents screamed their hate
And he huddled in the dark
The idea of love
Into a synonym for
Despair; captivity
And Michael’s boy
Trembling in his blankets
Rosy tan and whitening
Wonders if he, too
Is destined to turn

Join the Discussion

This article has 1 comment. Post your own now!

Sophie Rose C. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 13, 2012 at 4:09 am
I LOVE your imagery, and I think the very last line is particularly... oh, I don't know. surreal? I like it. Could you perhaps look at my work? at some stage? thanks.
bRealTime banner ad on the left side
Site Feedback