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For so many moments within the hours
of this night our eyes refuse to end
I find myself bewildered by the tired sight of you
Shocked that the puzzle piece I’ve been searching for
Is just one body away.
And my breath is soaking up your existence
through the slender trophies you slip to me
in the seconds when our fingers touch
when you prove that you are here.
And our lips would be distant without the words
I weave through anecdotes to impress you,
and your teeth are grinning around the replies
I cling to with cold hands.
These conversations are more intimate than kisses
And I can feel them more than hands
And we’ve set this table with flat or silverware
that we choose to become
empty plates and fitting spoons
lying in wait of what comes next
with bated breath and shallow thoughts
floating at the surface of the deepness
of the hours I’m with you.

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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RainBowSkittles13 said...
Jan. 14, 2011 at 10:16 am
This is a beautiful poem. I can totally relate to this poem. It is a great poem.
 
YellowStar24 said...
Jul. 23, 2010 at 11:37 am
really really amazing! baeutifuly written! i love it!
 
Zero_K This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 15, 2009 at 6:02 pm
Beautiful.
-Blessed Be!
+++ZERO+++
 
despurlock This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 26, 2009 at 1:50 am
BEAUTIFUL! Absolutely gorgeous :) Fantastic job, I love it! Please come by and check out some of my work, I'd love to know what you think. Amd again, phenomenal job, this poem is sooooo worthy of its being published-ment :)
 
erin L. said...
Jul. 24, 2009 at 6:40 am
its beautiful simply beautiful
 
Lonleydandy said...
Jun. 27, 2009 at 2:29 am
This is WONDERFUL. I can totally relate to this. It was written beautifully, and I am glad I got to come across it.
 
strangah said...
Feb. 6, 2009 at 1:23 am
This is amazing. I love the way it all seems to tie together in a big loop without seeming forced. It effortlessly combines metaphoric aspects with beautiful literal ones so that neither side becomes too overpowering. This author demonstrates tons of potential.
 
POPingButtons said...
Jan. 31, 2009 at 3:15 am
Nice work Danielle, glad to see your name "in lights" this but a small foray into the public domain. PBP
 
jesskaa said...
Jan. 29, 2009 at 9:11 pm
oh my goddd danielle beherent is my hero fo reall mann<3333 i love you and all your writingg i'm so happy your finally published you deserve it babyyy<33333xoxoxox
 
suzanneeee said...
Feb. 5, 2009 at 7:27 pm
wow ever since we were able to write our alphabet you have been writing crazy good stories and poems! all those times writing songs for "sd
 
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