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they told me on the corner of
chester and shakespeare that

i will learn from my mistakes.
but i am always
wandering in the syntax of
your hands and when we touch

the sweep of your fingertips leave
broken
syllables
on my skin,
strings of pearls on aching flesh.

you stumble
through the dark alleys, a match
in your hand scalding
your wordless fingers.
and they never told me how
hard it is to separate colors and whites
when a beautiful boy dances in

and out
of the edge of your consciousness.

i've never been one for
games of figure eights and hopeless
pirouettes. but this time,

i do not mind

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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Godinspiresher43This 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 2 at 7:39 pm:
This is a beautiful poem! I love the structure and the last two stanzas or so really struck me. Great work!
 
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AmandaClairThis 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...
Oct. 23, 2013 at 10:32 am:
I saw this published in the magazine and read it out loud to my class.I loved it. My teacher didn't quite get it, though. (Of course, he is a 40-year-old male.)
 
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