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Intruder This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.

Today I went swimming in your eyeball
through the sea of sticky marshmallow white

your tiny red veins ticked my legs like frisky seaweed

I took a walk through your iris
a vast landscape
like an open field, freshly rained on
with patches of sticky mud

your iris
the color of the bark on a tree in a silent forest,
the color of warm wood in a crackling fire,
the color of a chocolate square slowly melting in my palm,

I stomp my feet through your precious iris
I scoop handfuls of clay-mud color
and toss the golden brown pieces everywhere

I drag my feet through your muddy iris
I leave my muddy footprint tracks in your eyeball

pacing, searching
intruding

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category. This piece won the November 2012 Teen Ink Poetry Contest.




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IAmWhoIWantToBe said...
Apr. 25, 2012 at 5:17 am:
I like the creativity and great poem!
 
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lifeischarming said...
Apr. 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm:
i just realized that i was holding my breath while i was reading this.. so beautifully eerie..
 
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