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I Leave The Door Unlocked This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

I leave the door unlocked
I leave the lights on
at night
I'm scared of the dark
you know that
I wait for you
and the others say I shouldn't
but you still have my heart in your pocket
and I just want it back
I haven't slept
and I can't breathe
you lay all over the air
and try to kiss me when I sob
so maybe it's a good thing my lungs are
collapsing
I wait for you
and don't want to live
because you make me
leave the door unlocked
you make me
leave the lights on
and all I want is you home
to turn the lights off
and say good-night
but we both know you'll stay up
till three
I want your eyes back
when they tease me for going to bed at nine
I want your smile back
when it sticks to the back of my mind
so I'll wait
with nothing but the coat you forgot
I leave the door unlocked
I leave the lights on
just
don't be
dead

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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RainyMoodThis 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...
Nov. 30, 2013 at 9:49 pm:
That was amazing. Truly. Congrats on getting published!
 
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