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Do You Know the Feeling of Summer?

do you know the feeling
of summer?
--you must.

Summer feels like
that book you read
when you were eight
that you can’t remember the

name

of.
(Books have names
and spines, do not tell me
they cannot be my
friends).
(If you were a book, I’d read
you cover to cover in an
afternoon).
Summer feels like
wanting to swim at midnight,
but staying in bed
staring at that one streetlight
outside
instead.
(That one streetlight
looks lonely, but it still
can shine for only
me).
(Maybe it can shine for you
too).
Summer feels like
the indent my stomach
makes on the bed
from laying on it for hours
and
hours.
(And all of a sudden
another month is gone
and you’ve read millions of
words).
(All of a sudden your world
has been altered).
Summer feels like
not wanting to go anywhere
or see anyone, but all the same
wanting and feeling like you can
go
anywhere.
(I bet I could make it
to even the moon
in a summer if I
tried).
(And the moon is not a place).

Summer feels like
sore muscles and sweaty foreheads
and sweaty lips and sweaty feet
and sun and rain
and
electricity.
(Lightning is a spark
of lust between clouds;
thunder is the sound of their
moans).
(Let’s share a thunderstorm
together sometime).



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softballqueen said...
Apr. 18, 2013 at 6:12 pm
wow the end is so raunchy snaps for you 
 
ALYSSA said...
Apr. 16, 2013 at 11:21 pm
JILLIAN FREAKING GOD I LOVE YOU STOP BEING SO GOOD AT BEING GOOD I'M SCARED TO TAKE CREATIVE WRITING NEXT YEAR BECAUSE WHAT I PRODUCE WILL LOOK LIKE BABY SCRAWL AND YOU'LL PRODUCE THINGS THAT ARE BEAUTIFUL AND MAKE ME CRY
 
Tinydancer said...
Apr. 16, 2013 at 12:03 am
I love how real your poems are, and often wonder who they're about. They're very lovely and feel almost personal. I especially love this one, it's so true!
 
peterparker This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 16, 2013 at 4:10 pm
Thank you! I often wonder who they're about too.
 
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