The Comfort of Cold MAG

June 26, 2013
By paigeswifka GOLD, Goose Creek, South Carolina
paigeswifka GOLD, Goose Creek, South Carolina
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physical affection is
my least favorite
language.
because who actually
loves being in a tangle
of blankets and bony
elbows, someone's
knee always pressed
into your back.
why ruin the comfort
of space
by adding another
body to take up
the vacancy that was
once yours?



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on Aug. 15 2014 at 11:07 am
paigeswifka GOLD, Goose Creek, South Carolina
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I would actually prefer if you didn't. Posting on Tumblr opens up many opportunities to be recognized, but it also has the risk of being plagiarized by anyone. Thank you, but I prefer to keep my work on Teen Ink.

on Mar. 13 2014 at 12:50 pm
KarmaBites GOLD, Columbia Heights, Minnesota
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I am in love with this poem. Do you mind if I post it on Tumblr? I'll give you all the credit, of course. It would be a great way to get exposure =)

on Mar. 13 2014 at 12:48 pm
KarmaBites GOLD, Columbia Heights, Minnesota
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Wow. I'm speechless! I love the nonconformist tone of this piece! 5/5 (as usual) :D

KylieV SILVER said...
on Aug. 6 2013 at 10:22 pm
KylieV SILVER, Goose Creek, South Carolina
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Your word choice in this poem was exellent. It's almost like I can actually feel those bony elbows and knees in my back. The imagery of being comforted by personal space is great: "Why ruin the comfort of space by adding another body to take up the vacancy that was once yours?" Great poem, Paige!

on Jul. 27 2013 at 1:21 pm
Alex_Durham GOLD, Vineland, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

I'm incredibly in love with this. It makes love seem like a terrible thing. Like we can only find comfort when we aren't in love.


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