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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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chantel15 said...
Jan. 11, 2012 at 12:46 pm:
this was a great poem , i can relate to this, loosing the one you loved the most , and it seeming like they don't care anymore and they don't understand how much pain it causes us. its an amazingg poem.
 
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GoGreenGirl said...
Jan. 11, 2012 at 11:33 am:
I tagged this as my #1 favorite poem for a reason... This poem is amazing!!!!! :)
 
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MMorton said...
Jan. 11, 2012 at 9:12 am:
If I didn't feel the same way sometimes, I would think you were exaggerating.
 
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Fia-fia said...
Dec. 20, 2011 at 10:02 pm:

WOW! i do not understand all of it.... but it is amazint!! great writing.. very creative! Luv it!!!! Thank you so much!!

:)

 
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CJN0808 said...
Dec. 20, 2011 at 5:49 pm:
I really like your poem! Hey anyone reading this come check out and rate and/or comment on my poems, it would really help me out :)  
 
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Melody777 said...
Nov. 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm:
Great imagery!
 
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falling-rain said...
Nov. 28, 2011 at 9:50 am:
this is really good. :) great job!
 
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samanthaualani said...
Nov. 6, 2011 at 11:12 pm:
i absolutely love the word choice!
 
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hiiii said...
Nov. 6, 2011 at 9:03 pm:
amazing:D i loved it
 
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aveawave said...
Nov. 6, 2011 at 2:57 pm:
This is simply perfection. beauty. 
 
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HannahLouise1321This 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...
Nov. 6, 2011 at 12:47 pm:
This is really deep, excellent job.
 
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AlaskaFrost This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 6, 2011 at 11:19 am:
wow this is brilliant!!
 
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jshawts said...
Nov. 6, 2011 at 8:43 am:
I love it! The title is really catchy too :)
 
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GirlWhoWrote said...
Nov. 6, 2011 at 7:19 am:
AMAZING! Please check out my poems!
 
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AllForOne said...
Oct. 20, 2011 at 3:19 pm:
This is without a doubt, one of the best poems I have ever read - although the format could you a little tweaking. Bravo!
 
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sasha1996 said...
Oct. 15, 2011 at 11:14 am:

this was an awesome poem:d

 

 
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katy_nyman said...
Oct. 10, 2011 at 11:49 am:

omg i love this!!

 

 
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Seelix said...
Sept. 23, 2011 at 11:20 pm:
Incredible! You have such a gift for metaphors!
 
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HannahMarie17 said...
Sept. 23, 2011 at 10:55 pm:
WOW...just wow. thank you for sharing your talent, because it is truly beautiful. please keep writing!
 
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beccaboo22 said...
Sept. 23, 2011 at 10:36 pm:
wow that is so good! i love it
 
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