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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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paigeturner9 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm
this is unbelievable! Such a great poem :)
 
WeAllBurn said...
Sept. 9, 2011 at 11:18 am
THIS IS AMAZING <3
 
LittleMissSunshine08_11 said...
Sept. 1, 2011 at 9:33 am
...Wow... :)
 
chdinic said...
Aug. 23, 2011 at 6:37 pm

awesome :) very creative

 

 
takeitasitis said...
Aug. 23, 2011 at 12:22 pm
Magnificent.
 
scrambledmind said...
Aug. 20, 2011 at 12:47 pm
WELL SAID... 
 
peaceandloveandjesus said...
Aug. 18, 2011 at 5:28 pm

why do i love this so much?

 

 
radicalhonesty said...
Aug. 14, 2011 at 12:17 pm
This is unique and beautiful. I think I've interpreted (sp?) the first stanza, but the next two are so deep i can't begin to comprehend them. Could maybe explain it to me? thanks so much :D
 
ohheyyyelli said...
Aug. 1, 2011 at 11:54 pm
Strangely beautiful. (:
 
MeaghanSeesStarsThis 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. 1, 2011 at 10:27 am
it's different....but well written.
 
marissa87 said...
Aug. 1, 2011 at 9:50 am

beautiful! i love it. it is strangly interesting.

 

 
Julez1D1 said...
Jul. 29, 2011 at 12:39 pm
Beautiful.
 
brookey said...
Jul. 10, 2011 at 5:52 pm
weirdly interstin i love it
 
StromsAComin said...
Jul. 10, 2011 at 5:13 pm
i liked the use of words and the meaning behind it. its really good
 
ElleNicole said...
Jul. 10, 2011 at 1:25 pm

I love this... so unique. Great great job!

Check out my work?

 
-DreamForever- said...
Jul. 10, 2011 at 12:03 pm
This is so amazing. I've fallen in love with it. Great job!!
 
Pooja11 said...
Jul. 10, 2011 at 10:47 am
It's epic! I like that figurative meaning behind it all and that subtle commanding tone. 
 
EmiLund said...
Jul. 7, 2011 at 6:40 pm
i feel like i know her.
 
K.M.S.Shear said...
Jun. 18, 2011 at 7:54 pm
I have never seen a poem like this but I love it.
 
iluff2sing said...
Jun. 18, 2011 at 7:41 pm
This is such a good poem. It is so deep and meaningful, which is the most important part of writing, the heartfeltness. 
 
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