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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Lexce Mayberry said...
Oct. 28, 2011 at 11:33 am
I really like this and i have enjoyed reading it
Lexie96 said...
Oct. 22, 2011 at 6:44 pm
Creepy, but good; deep. Think any of you could check out some of my work sometime?
RandomRanda said...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 9:03 am
its good! i love it! keep writing!
heather_marie said...
Oct. 6, 2011 at 10:04 am
i think it's a lil creepy but i like it!
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BieberLover16 said...
Sept. 29, 2011 at 9:00 am
that's deep...i love it!!
theJew said...
Sept. 18, 2011 at 1:52 pm
very deep im at loss of words right now
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
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
scrambledmind said...
Aug. 20, 2011 at 12:47 pm
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
brookey said...
Jul. 10, 2011 at 5:52 pm
weirdly interstin i love it
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