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Messages from the cerebral cortex
Travel the maze of nerves
Up the glistening lining of my throat
The initial thought
Is a spastic reaction
Causing lips to curve
Revealing white teeth
Flecked with moisture

Slipping tenderly from my mouth,
Drenched in shadow,
Words
Fall
To the ground
Picking themselves up,

They quiver,
Anticipating the slow
Seeping from corners of
Fissured lips

They travel along the spirals
Of conflicting nerves
Up the elevator of my spine
Twisting the double helix
To the roof of my mouth

In the ridges of my nerves
The cavities of my teeth,
They wait as
I open my mouth

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 September 2013 Teen Ink Poetry Contest.




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nescapingThis 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...
Apr. 5 at 8:39 am:
Well it takes one to know one, I suppose! Your diction is flawless, and your adjectives add so much to the image you're trying to convey. Awesome work! Great concept, too. :) 
 
Celine1901 replied...
Apr. 5 at 10:03 am :
Thanks so much! I really appreciate it:)
 
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bellariptor said...
Apr. 4 at 9:22 am:
Really intersting, intriguing idea. Nice job with the diction, especially verbs.
 
Celine1901 replied...
Apr. 4 at 9:56 pm :
Thanks so much! I really appreciate it!
 
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