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

This morning I woke up and padded
naked-footed
to the kitchen,
and saw that last night's storm
had slid the pots and pans from off the wall.

My mother was still there, apron
stained with
tears free-falling into the garbage disposal
as she
washed the dinner things,
bruise bracelets of violet and saffron
gracing her wrists.

The Storm must have been great.

I felt my heel split
on a shard of good china
beached upon the rug,
the stuff with the violets hemming the cuff.
It looks as though someone must have
set the
plates flying
again last night.

I held my mother like
she was the child,
and we two survivors
worked together to clean up before
The Storm returned from work again
tonight.

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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dianepoonThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 8, 2012 at 8:38 am:
This poem is so lovely and I got goosebumps as I was reading it
 
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wingedblondie said...
Oct. 26, 2012 at 5:28 pm:
beautiful. you deserve to be on the printed magazine. if, it's not much of a bother, would you check out my page? thanks!
 
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