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my only pure friends are the skeletons in
my closet. in the end,
they're isolated in truth.
we spend so much time
flossing the lies from our teeth,
blind to see that these ivories
were made for integrity.
could it be our flesh exists only to
absorb deceit,
and our blood only to preserve lies?
to stagnate dishonesty until a falsified truth is extracted.
until this extracted truth crawls into our framework.
here, there are no lies.
i dream of the skeletons in my closet.
yes, my dreams are only bones, to dance among veracity.

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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A.Harkness said...
today at 3:57 pm:
Stunning imagery. Great job!
 
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cresentmoon said...
Feb. 18 at 1:38 pm:
This is Amazing<3
 
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BrandalynBoothThis 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. 6, 2013 at 4:05 pm:
Super cool poem!! 
 
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BVBArmy1 said...
Dec. 6, 2013 at 9:58 am:
This is an awesome poem!!!!
 
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BrisaThis 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. 6, 2013 at 5:07 am:
I love this! The imagery and personification are incredible. The way you referenced the cliché "lie between your teeth" without being cliché yourself..awesome. I loved "The Stump" too. :)
 
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