the man in seat 20K This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

July 31, 2014
Incandescent.
It's the first word that comes
To mind in this
dark
crooked
knee-
hating
incandescent place, I can't escape
the word,
that word.

In – can – des – unt
Like so many things
it becomes ugly when undressed,
stripped
down to its mere
filaments, – incandescent
Incandescent

Incan descent?
That noble empire who lived
With the
the, um, pyramids?
Something about
No, wait, that's the May … azte … cinandescent
Damn.

Incandescent.

i n c a n d e s c e n t
Ah well, the glow's gone. Good night.

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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Alia_S said...
Jun. 27, 2015 at 6:28 pm
Lovely... and rather incandescent in itself. :) This fellow word nerd enjoyed it.
 
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