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my fingers are made of chalk
and your body is a blackboard.
my waist is a paper bird
and you are an origamist.
my collar bones are branches
and your lips are sunlight.

you taste like cinnamon gum,
you smell like tangerines,
and your hand on my cheek
melts away all the cold.

the back of your car
is the household of sin.
there is no heat in
this piece of s***, faded,
red 1995 Honda. The
leather smells like cigarettes
and wintergreen gum.
you rely on the friction of
our skin to create enough
heat to get you home.



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BrandiBoothThis 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...
Feb. 17 at 11:56 am:
Oh wow, great poem. 
 
reesefischer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
today at 7:03 pm :
thank you!
 
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MckayThis 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...
Jan. 29 at 12:34 pm:
This one is by far my favorite of all your pieces. When I began reading it, I must admit, I though "Ugh, cliches!" But then, once I got to the end, every thought immediately changed. "[T]he back of your car/ is the household of sin" best line of the whole poem, along with the last three lines. I can't praise this poem enough. Keep up the great work. Congrats on the Editors' Choice for this amazing poem. 5/5
 
reesefischer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 29 at 3:49 pm :
oh goodness thanks so much!!!
 
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SailorHarry said...
Jan. 29 at 8:59 am:
Your writing is brilliant 
 
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