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There’s a dance studio
above Paul’s Liquor Store
on 43rd and Henderson, with
black streetlamps stooping
over late night roads.

Filled with late night people
letting wrinkles
steep
under their heavy eyes.

Metro tickets in hand and the
bum who sleeps next
to the ATM machine.

The dancer scuffs across wood
floors, sliding under
narrow door frames
(urban beats course like
tabla drums)
engine belt purring
under yellow lights;
clammy hands stutter
on dance hall mirrors.

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 March 2009 Teen Ink Poetry Contest.




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spencyThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 11:20 am:
5/5 good job...visit me comment and rate
 
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Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 28, 2011 at 7:29 pm:
such solid imagery! read my stuff?
 
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Lonewolf1213 said...
Jan. 11, 2011 at 8:16 pm:
You painted a picture in my head. Brilliant job!
 
silentvocal replied...
Feb. 2, 2011 at 4:50 pm :
yeah exactly, it presents a great image.
 
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Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 1, 2010 at 9:50 pm:
your power of positioning is incredible! mind rading some of mine?
 
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oriink said...
Sept. 1, 2010 at 5:02 pm:
Fantastic detailing, seriously got lost in the thought of walking in a city, specifically NY.
 
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TheSummoningFreak said...
Jul. 19, 2010 at 1:42 am:
Truely Amazing poem.
 
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annkaykay2011 said...
May 4, 2009 at 1:49 am:
Woww...its like walking in NY
 
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