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

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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relaxingcry said...
Oct. 19, 2009 at 2:33 pm:
this was very good i wish i could write like that please check out some of my writing if you get a chance im kinda new at this
 
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Katie R. said...
Oct. 19, 2009 at 12:59 pm:
it has a beat all its own.
 
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Griffinwing said...
Oct. 19, 2009 at 12:24 pm:
Really big words...nicecities
 
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AshlanB said...
Oct. 19, 2009 at 2:56 am:
Beautiful. I love the title.
 
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write4life said...
Jun. 25, 2009 at 3:21 pm:
wow. this is absolutely amazing!! its definitely going on my favorites list :)
 
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birdie said...
May 31, 2009 at 9:28 pm:
wow that was sooo amazing,but always keep in mind that if he was stupid enough to let you go then he doesnt deserve you.
 
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Twilightnme said...
May 21, 2009 at 4:05 am:
I don't understand... But great detail
 
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Victoria26 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 4, 2009 at 1:35 am:
nice style...
 
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XZSilverZX said...
Apr. 17, 2009 at 9:23 pm:
the title is the only thing that caught my eye...very funny!
 
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XxAdamxX said...
Apr. 8, 2009 at 3:07 pm:
Whoa, seriously dude, this is one of the Best poems I have ever read on this site! It was a pleasure reading it.
 
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francheeze88 said...
Apr. 4, 2009 at 3:33 am:
This poem is AMAZING!
It's one of those ones where you wanna be like "why didn't i write that?!?!"
By the way, my name is Francesca too :)
 
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rawrrr143 said...
Mar. 19, 2009 at 12:40 pm:
this poem is extremely powerful, it's great too! :D
 
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kissingdawn331 said...
Mar. 5, 2009 at 7:06 pm:
dark angel~ I luuuv your confidence :)...also Amanda~ I luuuuv yr poem...I think that yr method of getting over him was gr8...u had more than a picture in my head ...mor elike a black and white video ..it's gr8
 
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Patience C. said...
Feb. 28, 2009 at 10:49 pm:
this is depressing, but in a good way. good word choice and it makes me think of my ex. such a stupid boy for giving me up.
 
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secret boy said...
Feb. 22, 2009 at 7:26 pm:
it is very good and it realy effect the one who read it
 
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Kayla9191 said...
Feb. 19, 2009 at 6:00 pm:
this is a really good piece, but it kind of confuses me. i guess my brain isn't comprehending big words today. but it really is awesome
 
Andy J. replied...
Oct. 23, 2012 at 10:30 am :
hi secert boy
 
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xXdarkkissesXx said...
Feb. 13, 2009 at 1:43 pm:
I love the way you use your words. I love the way you make me think . You did an awesome job i love it
 
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MeggEllo said...
Feb. 12, 2009 at 10:40 pm:
This poem is....... I'm at a loss for words, really I am. It's FANTASTIC! T put it simply. You use your words in such a different way, it's great.""and lie on shards of fragile stained glass that tampered with my flaws""
 
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xCblue44x said...
Feb. 11, 2009 at 2:46 pm:
Wow...
 
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