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I wish my existence was like the ink on
your skin
But I'll never be as important
And I'll never be as permanent
And I'll never be as beautiful
And they'll still be there
When I'm long gone

But at the same time
I'm glad I'm not the ink on your skin
Because I don't represent those drunken mistakes
And I don't represent the death of a loved one
And I don't represent a stupid attempt at being “cool”
And I don't represent the desire to rebel against your parents

I may not be able to kiss your skin every second of every day like they can
But hopefully you'll never regret me like you regret them

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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Mika.Murderess said...
Sep. 18 at 1:50 pm:
i like it, it really rings true. keep up the good work! :D
 
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SamuelSudlow This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 16 at 4:05 pm:
I enjoyed this, the last two lines really speak to me.
 
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