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

Today I lay myself out;
jewelry on the wooden dresser
hair down my spine, my mid-back
and pieces of clothing fall like
perfumed, innocent raindrops;
I go to open my rib cage and
take out my heart;
my lungs and
every vein, one by one
so you can't take my breath away;
here is my mind
my every frightened thought
my hopes and dreams and
everything few and far between.
I lay myself out;
bare
scared
hopeful, but
dreadfully aware
that you could go
up into smoke
like the rabbit
from the
magic hat

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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Laxmaddy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 4, 2012 at 6:18 pm:
Thank you so much for sharing. It's actually kind of amazing to me that someone found that magazine in their school and thought my poem was great. I feel like so many other writers are better than me, but this is a wonderful confidence boost! c:
 
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May 3, 2012 at 4:56 pm:
ok so let me tell you my story. there was a teenink mag. in the nurse's office at my school and i opened it up randomly and this poem was the first thing i read. i. was. speechless. i don't know what it was about it but i was so captivated by your word choice and the way it flowed so smoothly. absolutely beeee-yoo-tiful. keep it up :)
 
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Jostle said...
Apr. 26, 2012 at 6:14 pm:
Incredible! 
 
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