Impulsiveness This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

August 27, 2008
Eyes meet
(guiltily, over an empty jar of Nutella)

A typewriter sounds in the
serene, with a high gloss finish.

It types
enormous, evocative memories
small, intense bursts of nostalgia
in broken down bits.

Mint on a mango tree,
and peeking at the sun through a
feels like a balloon expanding in the cracks of my chest,
infused with something ridiculous.
Like Hope.

Tea and dark chocolate at six a.m.
seeing a sun or
drawing a sun;
making a large, assertive circle
with smeared yellow ink blots
and certainty.

Twilight comes,
winding around a lake alone.
A toe hesitates in the water
waiting for the dragonflies with clipped wings
who pant in muffled air.

In that brief moment when I’m
wishing that this
old swing would
plummet higher,
the chain (rusty with white paint flaking off)
pulls taut with practiced simplicity,
asking me to fall or to fly.

But I stay here, impulsively.

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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spency said...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 11:20 am
5/5 good job...visit me comment and rate
Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 1, 2010 at 9:53 pm
love nutella and this piece! read some of mine?
silentvocal replied...
Feb. 2, 2011 at 5:01 pm
lol nutella. I like all the comparison that just keeps flowing, one after another that keeps you guessing and thinking the whole time you read it-just asking yourself whats next-whats next. And then when its over your left with so much to run through in your mind. And the simple ending-its great.
LaurenJane said...
Apr. 22, 2010 at 2:16 pm
I think you're a fantastic writer with SO much potential. I thoroughly enjoy your poems
WritingInTheRain said...
Jan. 23, 2010 at 1:51 pm
this is so beautiful. i love all the imagery you use. good work!
unicornlover said...
Dec. 14, 2009 at 7:08 am
wow this was great. keep up the good work. it was bonnertastic
Schubster said...
Jun. 20, 2009 at 5:51 pm
Great poem! Very beautiful. It confused me at first, but I think I get it. :) keep writing.
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