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On the Brink

On the brink
On the cusp
Eyes flutter, fall, and stare
Gentle breath
Stilling fear
of the world that’s gathered there

Down we’ll go
Dropping fast
to the teasing, grand abyss
So alone.
In the crowd
all awaiting their eclipse

Can we shine?
So alone?
In this violent sea of light?
On the brink
On the cusp
Take the plunge and we just might



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harrykaps said...
Feb. 12, 2013 at 11:40 pm
I really like the repition of the first lines in the end!  Great mood, I enjoyed the poem very much.
 
HaileySanden This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 17, 2013 at 7:26 pm
Thanks! :)
 
FlannelSkin This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 12, 2013 at 4:58 pm
Cool brevity.
 
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