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Dear Lady Earth,
Do you see me?
I float not far from you
in this scarred, bloodshot flesh.
I miss the soft feet of fauna
and veined roots tucked in me.
I remember how they flowed inside secretly
then erupted in dangling colored buds.

I remember every love story –
the bad ones too.
I was watered by tears,
but I was nourished.
And don't we all know
how growth sometimes stems from pain?
And I had always been told,
“New life arises from death.”
But I am still waiting.

What a festival it was to have them all here.
But they forsook me and themselves,
and I have not fared well since.
I hope your friends are careful with you.
They seem to have named me
after their god of war.

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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liveloud77This 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. said...
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This is great. The imagery is rich in the first stana, second stanza feeds philosophically, and you end just perfectly. Whole thing is personfied, so human. Love it. 
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