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When he brushed his teeth
he noticed the broken leaves on his
toothbrush
and the grass that had begun to grow in
the sink.
And he gradually became aware
of the flowers that sprouted from his tongue
like a warm summer day was trapped
between his teeth.

That night when he kissed his wife,
he tasted the bitterness of burnt roses
and a rotting garden.
Like a cold winter had been hiding
behind her arctic white teeth.
And when he opened his mouth to talk,
butterflies flew away,
despite their dying wings.

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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SofiaM This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 2 at 6:24 pm:
Thank you :)
 
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sunnyandsugarThis 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...
Jan. 2 at 3:09 pm:
This is another poem that i cut out of the magazine and tacked to my wall. Beautiful!
 
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themoonfollowsmeThis 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...
Dec. 10, 2013 at 8:41 pm:
This is beautiful. The language you use is lyrical. No surprise this was published...
 
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