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i am the forest This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

i remember
the early bread-baked mornings
with your sun-strung neck
and the promise of the river.
you used to steal white stones
smooth from the bedrock
and hide them in your pockets;
you would swim in them
to the point of drowning.
i tried to rustle my leaves
when you came near
to paint a prettier picture;
but in haste,
the colors always curled and
blurred. i was scared
at your lack of
permanence.
and so, like you,
i will leave
in the fall.

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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Lets_call_me_Lily said...
Apr. 21, 2013 at 3:58 am:
This is very clever - I love your use of enjambement here to develop the play on words more fully!
 
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Catie said...
Sept. 5, 2012 at 8:20 pm:
this is really good, i like it alot!
 
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