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Cracked hands knit together
A warm beating heart
In the cold breath of December

My sleeves are thick leather
We walk to the Mini Mart
Cracked hands knit together

In each of your eyes a warm ember
Like in the eyes of those who tore me apart
In the cold breath of December

So many things to remember
My thin purple skin, just a flimsy rampart
Cracked hands knit together

Fresh winter sunshine a pale gleaming treasure
But heavy wool clothes hold my wanting limbs taut
In the cold breath of December

Open wounds, still fleshy and tender
Once again, I restart
Cracked hands knit together
In the cold breath of December

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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adinar This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 18, 2013 at 10:51 pm
I love this- the words fit so well, beautiful use of repetition
 
noram2 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 20, 2013 at 8:43 pm
Thank you!!
 
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