Fifteen steps This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Fifteen steps from
the splintering red front door
slouched at my back,
only wind can come
to disrupt the newfound silence
and blanket its body on nothing more
than a tuft of weathered grass
and a sunburnt daffodil clump.

I rest my burdened feet
where the sidewalk and angel bed
cohabitate, encroaching over each other,
where concrete
warms a chilled heart, my own,
and the ground where it's buried and spread
to keep my best friend company,
my first dog, Lucky.

Hide me under the leaves
of the ripened dogwood tree
that shrouds this grave.
These darkness thieves
taught the
younger me –
I am merely a bullet full of ashes
plummeting to burning ground.

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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MissEmilyDickinson This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 17, 2014 at 8:54 pm
Oh, wow. This is amazing. Your poem is full of emotion and you. It has so much in it. You're very descriptive in your poem, and I like that. It's absoutely wonderful. You have a talent in you, I hope you know that. This is just all in all, wonderful. Thank you for sharing this! Also, congrats on having this already published! ^_^
 
GonzaloTovilla said...
Sept. 17, 2014 at 8:19 pm
I actually think, contrary to Michael's comment, that your poem does not have flow because it doesn't need flow. Its beauty is in its poignant description. This is a vey good poem Emily. Keep it going girl!
 
MichaelFender said...
Sept. 17, 2014 at 8:13 pm
It looks great but i think you should work on the flow of your poems other
 
MichaelFender replied...
Sept. 17, 2014 at 8:14 pm
**than that it looks good
 
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