Mutagen This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

The squiggles you emanate are odd –
Radiating like sun, they poison my heart
So I’m engaged by every word,
And I’m sure, were I less numb,
The ecstasy would slowly flow from me.

We’re complementary – in the grayscale rainbow.
I get ahead of things with my suggestive smile.
The light that glistens the most reflects from the cracks,
And I want to be the glue gun to your shattered glass.
I’d fuse our limbs together, crooked and lithe.

Forgotten in the attic, in a shiny display case,
We must gaze from the other side
So we can blow the dust away.
And when we rise from sparkling ash,
I’ll whisper that your rays are blinding.

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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Tristen D. said...
Nov. 4, 2011 at 8:43 pm

This is a really great poam one of the best i've ever read.


CourteneyTOXICITY said...
Oct. 10, 2011 at 7:53 am
Write, write, & write some more!
Lola_Black said...
Aug. 16, 2011 at 5:10 pm
Wonderfully writen! Keep writing (and if anybody wants to, please read some of my poems!)
jujums1 said...
Dec. 6, 2010 at 9:40 pm
Powerful! Added it to my faves... nice work.
kmarie14 said...
Nov. 14, 2010 at 2:35 pm
if you ask me it really wasnt too confusing :) I really did love this poem! LOVEEE it :) :) :) if you get time you should check out my work :)
Asteria said...
Oct. 27, 2010 at 10:28 pm
It was very metaphorical I think, and very confusing. And those two reasons are precisely why I loved it... Good Job!
annika_katryn said...
Jul. 30, 2010 at 8:11 pm
wow. read it twice, still not sure i got it right. but it like that about it. ambiguous, confusing, but compelling imagery. thank you.
Emma.C.B replied...
Sept. 12, 2010 at 12:40 pm

i agree! but i love this one theres somthing about it that i dont always see. its in my favs. keep it up


Skylark said...
May 11, 2010 at 12:13 pm
Such a beautiful poem, I started crying when I read this. Keep writing.
Only,I This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 5, 2010 at 1:18 am
Love this. Amazing.
Showchoir2012 said...
Nov. 13, 2009 at 11:25 am
Love it, wow keep it up!
Mickey said...
Feb. 24, 2009 at 3:29 pm
AWESOME love it
natalie_loves_rain said...
Feb. 21, 2009 at 3:11 am
Wow. This is amazinggg. I love it.
eeliane said...
Jan. 15, 2009 at 2:45 pm
eww but yet this is good too but yeah
AndThisIsReal said...
Jan. 5, 2009 at 3:59 pm
This made me think. Wonderfully presented.
ezsmilesannemarie said...
Dec. 22, 2008 at 5:58 pm
This is pretty. :) It's very unique, original.
Marcus Fenix said...
Dec. 6, 2008 at 8:02 pm
I like this, alot...
SleepSearcher04 said...
Dec. 6, 2008 at 7:09 am
Hey, i painted that! lol, my friends cant belive it was published next to an article on meth..... oh well. Check my site.

it's in there under paintings.
-Anna P.
Nurxxx said...
Nov. 17, 2008 at 10:16 pm
this is good.
beautiful piece.
Yes said...
Nov. 17, 2008 at 3:44 am
This is really quite amazing. It's very much like my style. I love this (!!!)
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