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I want you to know that you are insignificant.
You are a lone-star fly's picnic; your
kisses turn
to embalming fluid in the wet grave of
my mouth.

You used to flinched as I pruned myself
who pours boiling oil down their own
ramparts?
My blossom bruises needed watering ­somehow.

For what it's worth, you should've called
a hearse, not an ambulance.
There's only so much spit can do to hold
together mousetrapped toes
and a chloroformed nose, or this throat already parched for more bleach.

As close as we are now is how close
we came to the edge
of the subway, how close the hair dryer came to dropping
in our bathtub. I bathe my lungs in the
fresh coat of tar they beg for.

Oh darling, I'm just another moth
magnetized by the late night neon
that heathen flicker and carnal flame,
fingers forever hovering over
that big red self-destruct button as I
grew pale with leprosy.

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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bewareofbunnyrabbitsThis 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...
May 7 at 6:01 pm
Wow, that is intense and awesome
 
Akhsari said...
Mar. 18 at 10:31 pm
You shouldn't feel this way. There is always a way out. You need to have faith. I hope you are much better now. Loved the poem.
 
Nicolette4455This 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...
Mar. 17 at 12:39 am
This is beautiful.
 
SheEatsDustThis 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. replied...
Mar. 17 at 10:49 am
I'm with the above person. ^^^ Is this about suicide?
 
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