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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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fizza said...
Jun. 27, 2011 at 2:26 am
suicide right?
 
musiclover71 said...
Jun. 27, 2011 at 12:48 am
this is..wow. amazing. keep on writing! please!
 
FallenAngel1This 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...
Jun. 6, 2011 at 11:31 pm
This is sad but very very good, You NEED to keep on writing. It would be a waste to not show this talent to the world.
 
kris1893 said...
Jun. 5, 2011 at 9:56 pm
I'm truly speechless. I love your style.
 
blwblw1 said...
Jun. 5, 2011 at 5:54 pm
amazing:) it was well written:)
 
loveyagolden said...
Jun. 5, 2011 at 3:50 pm
loved it. its so real in a descripted way that explains in away that even the words in it doesn't say
 
HaleyBells said...
Jun. 5, 2011 at 1:12 pm
This is beautifully done, sad but beautiful
 
HallieAnnaLissette said...
Jun. 2, 2011 at 6:51 pm
The very reason free verse poetry was created :]
 
L-Buddah said...
May 30, 2011 at 1:59 pm
 OMgee ! Dhiz iz truely incredible ! Yu have talent !
 
Echinacea8 said...
May 14, 2011 at 11:55 pm
woah. enough said.
 
Sky.. said...
May 14, 2011 at 11:35 pm
Great. But very sad, I hope, if this is how you really feel, that you feel better soon.
 
bandi_bandi said...
May 14, 2011 at 1:28 am
I love the style and format of your poem. It reminds me a little of e. e. cummings (my favorite poet). Very beautiful!
 
Anasofia0702 said...
Apr. 22, 2011 at 12:04 pm
OMG!! i love it im jealuos for your writing talent keep writing !!!! 
 
Faey101 said...
Mar. 31, 2011 at 10:48 pm
Impressive piece of art. Very descriptive vocab! I really enjoyed reading it!
 
Awesomafied said...
Mar. 31, 2011 at 9:35 pm
Very creative ! I love your formatting and vocabulary, it makes your poem unique.
 
Aderes18 said...
Mar. 31, 2011 at 2:13 pm
Your poems are so abstract. 
 
adam.c said...
Mar. 31, 2011 at 12:21 pm
great work dude!
 
Suicide said...
Mar. 31, 2011 at 9:13 am
This is really good. I can definatly tell you wrote this from your heart. Goog Job. I also wanted to say this peaice makes me feel very depressed. It makes me want to cry.
 
Nighthawk said...
Mar. 31, 2011 at 8:56 am
This poem is VERY descriptive, LOVED this poem, almost wants to make me cry. Well done:))
 
Aderes18 said...
Mar. 31, 2011 at 7:39 am
this poem brought back some memories for me.
 
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