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Eyes and Bookshelves This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Your books are in alphabetical order
but still look charmingly disorganized,
a stereo sits atop a stack of comic books, teetering off the edge
You don't bother to fix it, music pounds out so loud we can't hear the song,
only the beat, the beat, the beat
you've neatly stacked CDs next to it,
all the labels facing out,
all your accomplishments are pinned to the side,
a bright blue mask with feathers and
intricate light silver designs
perches on top of it all, contemplating the plunge onto your colorful rug
it's as if a banner hangs above,
screaming your name,
reading your bookshelf,
is so much easier
that reading your eyes.

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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InkWriter13 said...
Jun. 21, 2012 at 2:55 pm
A fascinating concept. Makes sense, speaks with clarity. I loved the ending about reading the bookshelf rather than the eyes. You can tell so much from people by their room, their stuff, their memorabilia, their organizational (or disorganizational) methods. :) I like your writing style. It works well. Nice work. Concise, clear, focused. Great writing. Would you please comment on my poems titled Tell Stories to the World and Humanity's Saving Grace?
 
mrittmritt77 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 21, 2012 at 6:36 pm
Thanks so much! I'm glad my idea made sense, I wasn't too sure of it myself at first :) I'll be sure to go comment on your poems too :) would you mind putting a rating on this one? Thanks! :)
 
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