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When I Burned This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Fire ate my bones today,
and sucked the marrow clean.

Pupil swallowed iris
till color thinned like April ice.

So let blue swarm cerebrum
and yellow sizzle knees

till all I'm left
are eyes and arteries.

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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GinryuStargazer said...
today at 2:14 pm:
Definitely one of the better poems on this site. The images were interesting--was the syntax done on purpose? It intrigued me. My one complaint is the third stanza; I understand the flow, but it sounds a tad awkward. Otherwise...I likey. I likey lots.
 
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TheSkyOwesMeRainThis 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...
yesterday at 12:00 pm:
Wow, I love the description in this poem! The last line was especially lovely and chilling.
 
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