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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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limelove said...
Jan. 24, 2011 at 9:28 pm:
Ilove this it's really good. Nice job. Oh and the name you choose is really cool too.
 
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1EmoKidd1 said...
Jan. 24, 2011 at 9:26 pm:
I, Well,  I Was Tired When I Read It, So As Much As I Actually Got When I Read Was Really Good, I Write Poetry Too, I Get Depressed A Lot, And I Write And Draw To Vent It Out. 
 
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heyitsaliciaxx said...
Jan. 24, 2011 at 7:08 pm:

so, you've obviously heard this already judging from the long list of comments above me. but you should know that your writing is really good.

and i know it feels good to hear it even if its for the hundreth time.

 
innocence.jaded This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 15, 2011 at 8:28 am :
ah, thank you, it means a lot. and it is nice to hear, i truly do appreciate it. i'm glad you enjoyed it. :) thanks again!
 
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Nick121 said...
Jan. 24, 2011 at 6:58 pm:
nice job !!
 
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Ilovejosh123 said...
Jan. 24, 2011 at 5:53 am:
This is amazing :) i LOVE the name :D
 
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musiqqlvr31 said...
Jan. 24, 2011 at 4:40 am:
gross but cool
 
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Nelson said...
Jan. 21, 2011 at 2:19 pm:
I really love this poem. It is really amazing and you are a very good writer. :)
 
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Donttrust said...
Jan. 2, 2011 at 10:52 pm:
this. is. fantasticly. amazing. my favorite I've read in a long long time thats for sure.
 
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Basketball23This 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...
Jan. 2, 2011 at 12:19 pm:
Wow this is really good :)
 
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KandyKrysten said...
Dec. 30, 2010 at 12:02 pm:
i love this, my favorite line is 'i wrung my tears out of your sweatshirt..' this piece is truly amazing, keep writing. you could really go far.
 
silentvocal replied...
Jan. 2, 2011 at 12:16 am :
yes i agree. i enjoyed this, i loved the words used and the intense comparison-its really nice.
 
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MinnieMouse15 said...
Dec. 11, 2010 at 11:04 pm:
i love this poem it has alot of authenicity
 
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DrewSki said...
Dec. 11, 2010 at 10:02 pm:
Wow! very descriptive! Amazing use of words  very good piece of work!!!
 
DrewSki replied...
Dec. 11, 2010 at 10:53 pm :
Awesome title too.
 
innocence.jaded This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 15, 2011 at 8:29 am :
thank you! it means a lot, i appreciate you reading it and i'm glad you enjoyed it :)
 
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Love_Is_Love said...
Dec. 11, 2010 at 4:06 pm:
This is a really good poem! I love It!
 
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JohnniK said...
Dec. 11, 2010 at 9:26 am:
OMG This is Great!
 
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smileyface9 said...
Nov. 19, 2010 at 10:40 pm:
I loved it! :D
 
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Emily N. said...
Nov. 19, 2010 at 7:47 pm:
This is beautiful! You have a lot of talent! I really enjoyed it!
 
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