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We were made to hunger for lips
like fingers beg for rings.
In the corner of the room
you tried to kiss me.
My skin was stretched
tight against my ribs.

“starving from a lack of kisses”

you said.
I guess that was true,
but your kisses could not fill me
and I am still sorry.
Every time I tried
to look into your eyes
they were not there.
They melted away
into black holes.
My mother would have said
your lack of sincerity
boiled up and everything in you
vaporized.
But all I could see was the
rattling of my ribs
triggered by the boy who
slept in the mornings with
too-square teeth
and a laugh like a film star.

“I just don't want you to go hungry”

you said.
I pulled a curtain down
off the wall and covered our faces
so you could kiss me
and part of me could
pretend it wasn't you.

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AMatts said...
today at 6:15 pm:
Your work has just become my new inspiration! I absolutely love this piece and am in awe over your concepts of writing. The way you deilver a message is incredible. you are truly talented!
 
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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 12:31 pm:
I relish the dialogue in this poem. It's entertaining and tantalizing. The picture you create of the ribs is "hallelujah chorus wothy".
 
reesefischer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 29 at 3:52 pm :
thank you so much
 
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LiliaThis 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...
Jan. 28 at 9:20 am:
You my friend are so ridiculously talented. I read this one and then hungrily read the others. They were really great, thank you for writing them, and don't ever stop!
 
reesefischer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 29 at 3:54 pm :
THANK YOU. I'm so glad you liked them!
 
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