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I'll Never Know This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

There's a hole in your shirt,
And I can't help but wish
That you'd stretch it out,
And let me see inside you.

Your exterior siding is
Rather deceiving,
And your windows are always curtained.
Knock. Knock.
Nobody ever seems to be home.

Even if I had X-ray vision
and Mind-Reading glasses,
I still wouldn't be able to find you in that mass of muscle,
Behind that mask of mystery.
I'd proceed to fumble around inside you,
Hitting the metallic linings,
Making the buzzer sound,
Just like Operation.

But maybe it's the fact that
There's nothing to be figured out
Or everything to be discovered,
That makes me want to know.

That microscopic hole on your shoulder
Is the portal to my dreams,
The key to my curiosity,
But you'll never let me inside,
Because that's your favorite shirt.

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MadelineSwift said...
yesterday at 7:11 pm:
I like the entirety of the poem. I do think the end is a bit anti climactic. The first four lines of the last stanza are very powerful but the last is not as strong.
 
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today at 12:24 am :
I appreciate your criticism but the last line was intended to be written that way to convey a sense of hopelessness and pessimism. There wasnt supposed to be a grand finale, if you get what I'm saying.
 
MadelineSwift replied...
today at 11:25 am :
Yes I understand! Thank you!
 
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Alani said...
yesterday at 5:38 pm:
This is sweet, I truly love it.
 
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