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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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BeachBum101 said...
Sept. 23, 2011 at 7:09 pm:
This is amazing! I loved it,keep writing!
 
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Old-Ham said...
Sept. 23, 2011 at 5:53 pm:
This is absolutely stunning!
 
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no1texastiger said...
Sept. 23, 2011 at 11:23 am:
That was just... Amazing! It truly was!
 
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Athena95 said...
Sept. 23, 2011 at 8:45 am:
OMG I loved it
 
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cookiegirl said...
Sept. 1, 2011 at 11:17 pm:
It's nice and meaningful:)
 
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mathis said...
Sept. 1, 2011 at 10:38 pm:
This is absolutely beautiful. I loved it.
 
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LiberianBadd said...
Sept. 1, 2011 at 12:29 pm:
thiz iz amazinq
 
bellviven replied...
Sept. 1, 2011 at 2:20 pm :
wow very powerful
 
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sammyjanee This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 10, 2011 at 9:11 pm:
Your word use is amazing, you should write more prose, or maybe experiment with sounds in the poetry.  This was really really good
 
hobo12321 replied...
Nov. 6, 2011 at 9:57 am :
I agree! great word choice and style.
 
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bluebunny said...
Aug. 10, 2011 at 5:40 pm:
You can really feel the heartbreak in this poem...well done!
 
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Lola_Black said...
Aug. 10, 2011 at 5:39 pm:
You have a way with words!
 
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MaggieElaine This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 10, 2011 at 4:13 pm:
Extremely deep. You are VERY good with words. Loved it. <3 
 
albealer replied...
Nov. 6, 2011 at 5:11 pm :
I agree that this is deep. Kinda jerks tears from my recent break-up though...still loved it because it's easy to connect.
 
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purplequeen said...
Aug. 10, 2011 at 8:26 am:

aww.. beautiful!

Guys comment on all mine and you will get the same.

Comment on mine mow!

 

 
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Muh-ree-uh said...
Jul. 19, 2011 at 1:53 pm:
WOW!!!! BEAUTIFUL POEM!  it made me all teary... My boyfriend and I had been dating for over a year, and he handed me the eviction notice, too.  I love your poem.  Its exactly how I feel, and I can totally relate. thank you so much :)
 
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Shewhomustnotbenamed said...
Jul. 19, 2011 at 10:10 am:
Very deep. very meaningful. the title is actually beautiful. thanks for the work, maybe you could check out some of mine? it's called, "This is me" . thanks!
 
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ohheyyyelli said...
Jul. 19, 2011 at 9:23 am:

so much emotion, so beautiful.

amazing writer

 
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LovelyBlueRose said...
Jul. 19, 2011 at 6:22 am:
Beautifully written!
 
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moomoocow said...
Jun. 27, 2011 at 10:09 am:
This is so well written! Your words are so descriptive and this is so haunting and epic! I love it! Keep on writing! :)
 
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