van Gogh’s ear arrived yesterday This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Missing his dear, van Gogh cut off his ear:
without her there he did not wish to hear.

Inspired by the artist, his work put
aside, I bit off my tongue and sent
it to you – after all, it was you who
taught me vocalization.

Out on the stoop your wife opens
my package to find not a ring
or surprise, but a letter inside.

Confused, fingering the flap,
she eyes the return label and
leaves it for you.

Open it and find everything you have
left to me: quaint silence and misery.

Hold in it your hand; feel it cower
in your palm: accept my sliminess,
understand my pain!

Hang my sorrow (your mistake)
over the dinner table, near your plate.

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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VM709This 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 25, 2015 at 6:29 pm
Absolutely beautiful. Painted just like a van Gogh . Impressive!
 
Awe-Full said...
May 13, 2015 at 1:02 pm
This is all kinds of AWESOME!
 
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