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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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Little.Monster said...
Mar. 9, 2011 at 6:59 pm
This is simply lovely, and just all over amazing. I loved it! Especially since I've felt exactly like this a lot nowadays. Anywho, I loved it; keep writing please<3 (:
 
WindDancer said...
Mar. 9, 2011 at 4:14 pm
Great job! So raw, and wonderful imagery and such. Keep writing, you have something special.
 
LOST_LOV3_12 said...
Mar. 9, 2011 at 3:17 pm
omg, my feelins exactly.....especially rite now!!!! u r an extremely gud poet!!!! 5 stars
 
Fran94 said...
Mar. 9, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I really like this poem! The poem just gives off a raw feeling of sadness. That's what poetry to me is all about. It's letting the readers feel a raw feeling that you feel and not an imitation of the feeling. You don't tell them to feel sad, you sort of persuade them to.

I especially love the imagery. It's very vivid! The language is intricate. I can see you combined your true feelings, imagery, and language to create a great poem. Great job!

 
jajil replied...
Mar. 9, 2011 at 8:50 pm

i agree so much great job

 

 
sophia9702 said...
Feb. 15, 2011 at 11:15 pm
amazing writing! but i dont really understand the structure/punctuation. maybe im just missing something but the last line "i. blunt" what are you trying to say there? 
 
alicen1ndrland replied...
Mar. 9, 2011 at 8:24 pm
I'm pretty sure that's a name? 
 
DeMe said...
Feb. 15, 2011 at 10:37 pm
I love poetry and Writing
 
DeMe replied...
Feb. 15, 2011 at 10:38 pm
Sorry, I ment to say I love ur poetry, I thought it was truely amazing.
 
Kiyoko This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 15, 2011 at 8:48 pm
I really like this poem. Maybe consider calling it simply, "Eviction Notice." ? This is nicely done, very descriptive!
 
AbigailElizabeth said...
Feb. 15, 2011 at 7:12 pm
you need to be recognized in the world as a hero, because it is truly heroic to write something like this and put on paper what your heart is saying and inspire others(:
 
MKimmi said...
Feb. 15, 2011 at 6:26 pm
I don't really understand this...
 
1EmoKidd1 said...
Feb. 15, 2011 at 2:42 pm
I Love It, I Have Some, Could You Plz Take A Look And See If They are Any Good? =D
 
Martii_Marr said...
Feb. 15, 2011 at 8:27 am
- i love this poem .. this by far is my favoite one =) ... your truely talented !!
 
hello.peaches This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 3, 2011 at 12:45 pm
this is beautiful
 
innocencejaded replied...
Feb. 15, 2011 at 8:27 am
thank you :) that means an awful lot, i really appreciate it.
 
laaauren This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 1, 2011 at 8:01 am
this is so ridiculously amazing.
 
Goms1 replied...
Feb. 1, 2011 at 1:39 pm
you go head Mishie!!
 
Goms1 replied...
Feb. 1, 2011 at 1:46 pm
sorry, didn't mean to reply just to comment on the poem.
 
RainBowSkittles13 said...
Jan. 25, 2011 at 9:06 am
This is a very good poem. I love it.
 
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