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I would like to take some of your enthusiasm
and inject it into my veins,
feel a light in my heart ignite an intake of breath.

I could tear off your smile
and take it like a hit of acid.
It dissolves on my tongue and
hits me in minutes.

I will pour your laughter into a syringe
and push it through my arm, into my bloodstream.
It burns at point of entry but feels good everywhere else.

I want to roll your happiness into a paper
Lick it and light it.
Feel the smoke reach into the empty vessels
within my body.

My parents warned me about the roaches
that aren't bugs.
Or the white powder in baggies
that is not for cooking.
But they never warned me about
what some happiness can do.

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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danielle-nicole said...
Dec. 13, 2013 at 11:36 am:
i love it  
 
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Kaylaaaaaaa said...
Nov. 2, 2013 at 9:46 am:
Great word choices ! I love this !
 
kyli3katThis 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. replied...
Nov. 2, 2013 at 6:14 pm :
thank you! :) that means a lot to me :)
 
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Nov. 3, 2013 at 10:12 am :
No Problem :))
 
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