Your Heart Was My Home Until You Handed Me an Eviction Notice This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

November 15, 2008
I removed the layers of blankets from my aching bones
to excavate the secrets that were held together by saliva
in papier-mâché envelopes, only to chew on disappointments
and lie on shards of fragile stained glass that tampered with my flaws,
instead of putting me back together with multicolored duct tape
so gray was only found inside of my body.

I wrung the tears from your sweatshirt and decided it was time
to give it back to you, in exchange for my serpent heart

[barely beating,

barely breathing];
instead of curling inside your stomach and making you
nearly as ill as I had become, just by drinking venomous nectar
and digesting fireflies so a small portion of me would feel alive,
I climbed over your picket fence and let you recline my eyes
in another awkward position to the point where I only chain-smoked
the main exhibits of your aesthetic proportions and declined
every deficiency of the person you truly are,

i. blunt

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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Iamwhoiam16 said...
Apr. 3, 2015 at 2:40 am
I love this poem. Beautifully written! It is amazing! :) Please take and rate my poetry,I will appreciate it.
deathandlilacs This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm
wow. amazing.
Cypris said...
Oct. 19, 2013 at 12:09 pm
Wowzerz! How lively!
yesinkowit4555 said...
Oct. 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm
I thought the way you pieced everything together was brilliant, but that you went overboard with the screaming cliches' and the descriptions. You could have just worded it, in a less complex format and I would gotten more out of it. I was tripped up too much on the stunning imagery, but the whole thing is, when you have an overabundance of description in any piece it takes away from the overall tone of the piece itself and loses meaning.
Andy J. said...
Oct. 23, 2012 at 10:31 am
candy is good :)
Andy J. said...
Oct. 23, 2012 at 10:31 am
hiiii secret boy
Andy J. said...
Oct. 23, 2012 at 10:30 am
whos gonna go to that party this weekend :)
Andy J. said...
Oct. 23, 2012 at 10:28 am
this was such a good poem even though i didnt read it
garshongjasmine said...
Sept. 9, 2012 at 2:29 am
wow its the most beautiful thing i've read in ages!!! please.. please... im inviting everyone to read my work and say something!!... i'm really anxious to know what you guys think!  
Aga-jean S. said...
May 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm
Loved it! well written. Maybe you can check some of mine? theyre called "Life." and "Butterfly"
Victoria S. said...
May 22, 2012 at 4:46 pm
CamCam<3 said...
Apr. 30, 2012 at 10:42 am

Oh my gosh!!! When I was reading your poem I could totally feel what you were feeling! You used amazing metaphors....

I especially loved the beginning when you said "to lie on shards of fragile glass" WOW

I also liked how you broke the poem into stanzas. I think you broke it up at the PERFECT time! Keep on writing, you are AMAZING! :D

jellybean said...
Apr. 27, 2012 at 10:18 am
i.blunt?????????? but loved it
Moee1 said...
Apr. 8, 2012 at 1:31 pm
This is very AMAZING, very keen sense of words used. Please leave a comment on some of my poetry as well please
belieber said...
Feb. 24, 2012 at 5:08 pm
i love the way your words are so thoughtful! it was amazing! PLEASE comment on some of mine! :)
Kingdom_of_the_Forgotten said...
Feb. 2, 2012 at 9:27 pm
This is very well done. The images you present are incredibly vivid.
ReiRea_Live said...
Feb. 2, 2012 at 6:42 pm
Amazing, i love the use of these specific words to create a wonerful sense of imagry. I would love it if you could look at any of my poems and give me your feedback.
GirlWhoWrote said...
Feb. 2, 2012 at 4:45 pm
whoa, the imagry is intense here..... and definitely a strong concept! please check out my work too!!!
BiBaby said...
Feb. 2, 2012 at 11:48 am
i love your imagery: brava!
Ella1 said...
Jan. 11, 2012 at 8:20 pm
I really like the imagery! If you get a chance could you read my poem A Portal, Pink Watch, and Perpetual Sea Thanks!
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