When I am Dead This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

January 21, 2009
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When I am dead, my dearest, don’t stick my bones
together with Scotch tape. Do not try to fit them
underneath a frame. Use them, one by one,
as a weapon, a gavel. My bones,
they can be good back scratchers, honey mixers,
and hands of clocks.

You can toss them across space
and see how far they’ll glide until another hand
slips across it. When I am dead, dearest,
thread my bones to the top of a mountain.

The next time you arrive at a glass sea,
spill it boldly. Spell your life in two parts,
watch them float until they descend
like a weight down into that container.

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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Marylin22 said...
Jan. 6, 2010 at 8:46 am
That was amazing. you should have a book, cuz now i wanna read more!
Marylin22 replied...
Jan. 6, 2010 at 8:48 am
my bad, wrong button. really good poem though!
sasssgirrrl22 said...
Dec. 15, 2009 at 8:23 pm
wow. this really is amazing. one of the best i've read on here
cass said...
Dec. 15, 2009 at 7:35 pm
wow this was really intersting. im wondering what message this was for you. what was your inspiration? what were you feeling when you write it. good job. keep writing
DEMON said...
Dec. 15, 2009 at 3:58 pm
EDWARD & BELLA...ROMEO & JULIET...JACK SPARROW & RUM...We all have our dreams of love and forever. I give you "DARIAN & CLARA"...Would you be kind enough to voice your opinion about...
Wisps of smoke danced into the wintry air from my lips, creating ornate designs that could never be replicated. I carefully tilted the corners of my lips into a smile that I meant to be wry. Of course, it's difficult to articulate emotions... (more »)
DEMON said...
Dec. 15, 2009 at 3:49 pm
"RAZED EXPECTATIONS" It continues...
Her lovely green eyes shifted into hard emeralds.
“What do you know about me, Dare? And what’s so wrong with having dreams? And why are you talking to me like that? I was simply commenting on the sunset.” She tossed her red curls, clearly miffed.
I lifted my chin, and blew smoke in her face. It was easier on me when she was angry. I don’t know why she bothered with me. Why she was brave enough to confro... (more »)
Wow... replied...
Dec. 15, 2009 at 4:05 pm
Wow. It was a strange, melodic dance of emotions, but I liked it! I encourage every girl, and every boy, with aspirations of love, to read DEMON's story. Beautiful. I liked the Jack Sparrow analogy!
sasssgirrrl22 replied...
Dec. 15, 2009 at 8:26 pm
agree with Wow. awesome story. very descriptive. Luvvv da analogiez 2
Marylin22 replied...
Jan. 6, 2010 at 8:48 am
That was amazing. you should have a book, cuz now i wanna read more!
scarletP said...
Dec. 15, 2009 at 10:52 am
this is extremely intresting, a little bit strange, but that is what makes it so wonderful. i am very curious, where did u get the inspiration?
Jimmy_flash said...
Dec. 11, 2009 at 8:27 am
very... interesting yes that the word i was looking for
DarkAngelEmotional said...
Dec. 8, 2009 at 10:40 am
This poem is wow.....interesting...but kinda weird. Nice job!!
HowdyDooMa'am?32123 said...
Nov. 25, 2009 at 8:51 pm
This poem was sick! (In a good way!) I loved it. My favorite part was "When I am dead dearest, thread my bones to the top of a mountain." Absolutely eerie and vibrating with power and dignity. A very mabre feel. Powerful, great language.
Rachel P. said...
Nov. 23, 2009 at 7:50 pm
wow its so good i love it :)
dylonmichael said...
Nov. 13, 2009 at 10:39 am
i love this poem its amazing
Castrol said...
Nov. 6, 2009 at 11:07 am
This was really nice and made me think...How would I want my loved ones to feel after I'm gone. It brings back the realization that today could be our last and that we have to make things for the best. I love this. It's a great poem.
Nanna said...
Nov. 1, 2009 at 11:19 pm
Wow this is amazing. I wish I had your ability to write like this. Extremely well written : )
eee12 said...
Nov. 1, 2009 at 8:50 pm
this is an amazing poem! :D i wish i could write like this! keep up the good work
StephanieQueen said...
Oct. 29, 2009 at 9:28 pm
I love this poem, its amazing and well written, beautiful, and black humor adds a nice touch
PurpleMidnight said...
Oct. 21, 2009 at 2:59 pm
WOW! I am tagging this as a definite favorite. I love your style and the picture goes really good with this piece. Keep on writiing! <3
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