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melting This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

In grade five
I met a woman named Nancy
she was vintage perfume
and Christmas morning breakfast
And when she fell in love with a sailor
who was composed of sea salt and
fishing nets
she covered her head entirely with blue
barrettes
because she knew the ocean was no match for her
super
n
o
v
a

blue was his favorite color
and he loved her
more than ice loves m
elt
in
g

so on Sunday
when he didn’t
come down for dinner
she knew
those tattered fishing nets
took his rusty pirouettes of twine-s-e-w-n

sleep
talk
and his salty eyelashes
to a place with lacy skies
and Saturday morning cartoons

the next day

she painted her entire house blue
not because it was his favorite color
but to match
her
new

barrettes

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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