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I wore crocheted slippers,
my petite size six feet
resting in the tightly laced
fabric in a fit that matched
the very length of my toes.

In my crocheted slippers
I leapt up over the river
of fallen stars, careful to
mind their collision-cracked
whispers. In the clouds
I crafted my own ballet to
the symphony that the sky
provided. I chased dandelion-
puff wishes and tagged
along the journey the wind
ventured upon, catching
a ride on his tail.

I guess when the flowers
wilted, melting like they'd
been swirled frosting roses
and the cake all crumbled on
the platter, I forgot the
stories the trees told me
and the gift of light
that the sun had bottled
up as a memento.

I licked my chapped lips,
regretting knocking down the
petals in my display of
enthusiasm. Looking down,
staring, at my
crocheted slippers.

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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dancer25This 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...
today at 2:56 pm:
That was absolutly beatiful! It reminded me of how I feel when i am in ballet class and on stage. Wonderful job
 
SkysetThis 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. replied...
today at 9:42 pm :
Thank you!
 
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TheBadWriterChick. said...
May 2 at 2:51 pm:
Well that was intresting.
 
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