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Self-Portrait This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

I paint myself alone,
A dot in the distance,
On my own.
A lonesome scene,
A proud old girl,
Her face grass-green.

Life all dead.
And still unmoving.
Not right, I said.
It needs improving.

So I take off my head,
Add a stump instead.
The dull fat hat,
Swept to the sky
The road untread
Outlined in red.
My body a smear
Pressed to the ground,
With trees ringed around,
A bustling town.
Space compressed in sea.

The birds chirped a song;
The fish sang along;
“Shut up,” they said. “And be.”
So now I see, finally,
The sun is me, the sky me.
The world me. You with me.

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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FerniB00 said...
Aug. 29, 2013 at 3:01 pm
this is such pretty poem :) nice writing
 
goldieshen This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 29, 2013 at 9:25 pm
Thank you so much! :) 
 
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