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Arrows or Oversized Organs This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

If I could show you
The sweet little cherub
Who loosed an arrow
Into my heart
And gave it to you,
I don't think I would
Because he wasn't
Responsible.
If I could show you
The oversized heart
That grew and softened
In the wake of your
Disposition,
I wouldn't, couldn't
It doesn't exist.
But if I could show you
The dark river
That flows through my mind,
Now dotted with
Wildflowers on its banks
For you,
I would.
You have not changed me,
Softened me.
I may never float
On clouds when you are near.
I am far more pragmatic.
Maybe that is not enough.
But the specks
Of beauty
Blossoming in my head
Are far more precious
Than arrows or
Oversized organs.

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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