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He built it himself.
A wooden quilt patched with nails.
It kept out the wind.

He liked what he saw.
And on the door he painted
In bright red “Stay Out.”

It was near a lake.
He could hear water nearby.
But he never swam.

In the summertime,
The house was sticky with heat,
And sap ran wet and hot.





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TargonTheDragon said...
May 5, 2013 at 4:10 pm
I really like this one :D kinda abstract, sorta mysterious. good job!  
 
Irenie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 5, 2013 at 8:07 pm
Thanks :) :) :)
 
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