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I could have sworn
my collarbone traced a vegetable garden
and my fingers creaked
like straining vines
my skin like soil
letting me burrow in its depths
until straggly roots as
tangles of fragile limbs
battled through

I could have sworn
I was a shaded flower pot
with stable footing, but
too easily moved
and for every petal, three thorns
for every stem, compassion

I could have sworn
that I crumbled like dirt
and nurtured weeds in
breathless tenderness only to
suffocate at their fingertips

and I could have sworn
that I am made of earth

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IlovemeThis 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. said...
today at 12:26 pm:
BEST.POEM.EVER. how did you even come up with this? ABSOLUTELY awesome :D
swallowedbystreetlights replied...
today at 9:56 pm :
Thank you so much!! I'm really glad you liked it!
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