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December 20, 2013
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People say: what you had was real
it's not actually over

By real, I guess they mean
slow dancing to the ocean
in a time of people who don't know
each other's names
grinding to a lifetime of auto-tuned silence.

By real, they mean
I don't know what they mean

But I do know that the Roman Empire
was real,
the wooly mammoth was real,
the velveteen rabbit spent its whole
pathetic existence becoming real,
Anna Pavlova was real, and the period where acid-wash denim was socially
acceptable was
real.

that doesn't make it any less over.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category. This piece won the January 2014 Teen Ink Poetry Contest.






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MaybeImCrazyButIThinkILovedYou This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 19, 2014 at 9:49 pm
It's fabulous!
 
StarGazer9 said...
Dec. 21, 2013 at 3:43 pm
Wow... this is sorta depressing, but very good! Hey, if you make someone feel sad with your words, then it must have been well written ;)
 
Tabitha1233 said...
Dec. 21, 2013 at 11:03 am
Awesome poem! Love the use of imagery!
 
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