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orange hospital bracelet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

i see you blurry burgundy
when you talk about heart problems
though your shirt is gray.
the hospital is terrifying,
white sterilized to
death.

i learned from waiting
room magazines that blood is
blue until it's oxygenated, and
osteosarcoma is highly curable
unless it takes a liking to
you.

dr. green talked to you without
me, like preparation,
and i prayed to your red iv drip –
please don't leave me
here, pale alone and
alive.

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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TickTockBANG said...
Nov. 24, 2012 at 9:35 pm
This is just an amazing poem. I love how so many colors are encorporated, and the lines "osteosarcoma is highly curable unless it takes a liking to you" and the part about being "pale alone and alive." Those just kind of stood out for me.
 
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Nov. 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm
Very unique. I like your writing style.
 
I8Grass This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 24, 2012 at 2:31 am
This. This kills me in the sweetest way. Thank you.
 
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