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Peach smoke and hot nights
washable tattoos
cigarettes
wandering without purpose
while trying to find a destination
that is still unknown.
Shaking off the loom and gloom of the future,
pressing between my shoulder blades,
propelling me forward
and I'm stumbling.

But there are times
when I open my mouth
and wade
through the sweet smoke and close
my watering eyes and
enjoy the fire that engulfs me.

strolling down empty cobblestoned streets,
glowing,
leaning against walls and
feeling brick scratching my skin.
I send those who pass me
my regards
and I laugh quietly –
bitter or hopeless
or scared
or joyful
I do not know,
I –
I cannot remember….

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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hood3243 said...
today at 4:47 am:
Love it!! The emotions are very clear. :) congrats on getting in the mag!
 
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