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When We Kiss This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

when we kiss
it'll be like the movies
violins swelling
us drenched in rain or sunshine or something
maybe time for a musical number!
but oops
I should probably actually get to know
you first
or else I'm, like, a horrible person?
that's what the movies say at least

when we kiss again
it'll be like the books
when we have learned an important life lesson from our relationship troubles
and then I'll sweep you in my arms!
but there's all this traffic between us
four lanes and counting
since you're apparently walking away from me this time
well
that's a problem

when we kiss now
it's just like the love songs!
I would prefer it's just like love
actually
no no no
it's okay with me
if you pick again tonight
I guess
I don't know, what do you want to do?

when we kiss?
we haven't kissed since last may
or so
it's not like I'm counting or anything
ever since then
our kisses have really only been car crashes
hard
fast
and disturbingly wet

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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troubled-times This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 2, 2013 at 12:33 pm
I doubt they'll let me swear in this comment, so I guess I'll have to be content with saying, "Frick! Fricking rad! Joey Comeau and car crash imagery and exclamations points!" I like this a frick-ton. It's great.
 
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