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and i suppose
they will have wings
little chicken feathers
flap-flap
to carry them over their
rotting-wood fences and lift them
into cotton-soft clouds.
and there will be an exodus from the
farms, over hills and across rivers,
and we will shout as they alight
on our chimneys and desks,
bearing the great scent of omnipotence,
those ambassadors of wisdom,
and they will fling open our
veils and blindfolds and place
paradoxes in our emaciated fingers
as if they were handing us
candied apples.
and we will heed the impossibilities
of this world, for surely this world is impossible if
innocent passerby are at risk of discerning,
faintly,
a small “oink” from the heavens
above.

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 January 2013 Teen Ink Poetry Contest.




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O. said...
Oct. 1, 2012 at 7:16 pm
Wow! I love the whole idea of your poem, and you express it very well. I love especially your closing lines. :) Keep it up, and keep writing!
 
AriShine This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 25, 2012 at 9:29 pm
Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)
 
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