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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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tigeress3 said...
Jun. 3, 2009 at 10:01 pm:
I can't even think of anything to say. So unique, morbid, and beautiful.
 
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lovehate29 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 2, 2009 at 10:54 pm:
This is very well written. The title alone captured my attention. VERY GOOD!!
 
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FarmGirl said...
Jun. 2, 2009 at 10:52 pm:
Cool but it is kinda scary
 
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reddlover_70017 said...
Jun. 2, 2009 at 10:42 pm:
It was pretty good...it had some parts that didn't quite go along with the title...but the emotion that was put into the poem itself was brillaint!
 
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shawn09 said...
Jun. 2, 2009 at 10:41 am:
I found a great Father's Day gift idea. Its poetry and there are even a few posted on the site for free usage. The website is http://bradleyalmighty.tripod.com
I think you will like this stuff.
 
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Elana F. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 1, 2009 at 10:25 pm:
it was so different but so insightful. it rlly makes u think cuz the whole poem can be taken as a metaphor too.
 
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xsummer_rainx said...
May 29, 2009 at 9:06 pm:
That is awesome! I love this poem, it's not like anything I've ever heard anywhere before! :)
 
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Caitlyn said...
May 26, 2009 at 6:42 pm:
It was, different. But different is always good. I like it!!
 
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jgb1300 said...
May 26, 2009 at 3:12 pm:
weird but original.
 
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snc947 said...
May 21, 2009 at 9:14 pm:
omgosh. I love this poem. I like the way you say, "Dont try to stick my bones together with scotch tape." That was my favorite part. Good Poem!
 
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Live+Laugh+love said...
May 21, 2009 at 1:31 pm:
i get a dark sexy vibe from it lol
its good,deep and i like the message within it
 
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KassidyLeigh said...
May 20, 2009 at 10:34 pm:
That poem was really good, it was dark, and deep, I kinda felt like the last paragraph was kind of diconnected. Maybe if I knew what the inspiration was, it would make more sense, overall its really good.
 
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Monee W. said...
May 19, 2009 at 6:38 pm:
this poem is unique
It has so much emotion to it and I can kind of relate to what the speaker is talking about in the poem
 
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sissykat said...
May 18, 2009 at 9:30 pm:
This is really good. I like the way you wrote this. This is very deep. And I hope to see you as a published poet one day.
 
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alayapoetgirl said...
May 18, 2009 at 6:46 pm:
WOW!!! This poem really shows what level you are on...
 
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Twilightnme said...
May 17, 2009 at 9:51 pm:
I love it. It's kinda thoughtful, and mindless...
 
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Meleah13 said...
May 17, 2009 at 5:13 pm:
I love it great work!
 
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Serena S. said...
May 13, 2009 at 9:53 pm:
i really like it :)
 
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beauty beast! said...
May 13, 2009 at 7:11 pm:
i love this poem
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Ivory-Wolf This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 12, 2009 at 8:26 pm:
I love it! It is kinda dark and yet still has a certain optimism about it.
 
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