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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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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. 
 
WishfulDoer said...
Jun. 18, 2011 at 4:03 pm
I absolutely LOVE this poem. I can't explain it, but I feel something when I read it.
 
ExpRESsY0uRselF said...
Jun. 18, 2011 at 10:54 am
This is a really beautiful poem, and I absolutely love the words you used. Great job! Also, if anyone has time, please check out my poem, The Girl Inside, and other poems! Thanksss! :)
 
TheSGF said...
Jun. 1, 2011 at 5:26 pm
i absolutely love this poem. It's my type. Please write more your a genius! :)
 
Lanieloo said...
May 27, 2011 at 10:23 pm
wow, I absolutly LOVE this poem! it's my new favorite!
 
spency said...
May 27, 2011 at 10:33 am
nice peom....itzvery nice.....ilove it...
 
Kayseababy143 said...
May 27, 2011 at 12:26 am
your writing is very goood, great jobb! :)
 
dell said...
May 26, 2011 at 1:27 pm

 

 

THE LOVE OF GOD:all because of the love of GOD he created PARADISE FOR MANKKIND .A SKY WONDERFULL 

 
RachelHuber said...
May 25, 2011 at 11:59 am
this so different i love it hope to read more from you:)
 
reblep said...
May 16, 2011 at 8:51 pm
this is dark and creepy, but in the best way possible. it gives me chills and i love it (:
 
Horsesluvme said...
May 5, 2011 at 10:15 pm
This is a great poem! I loved it! Keep up the great work :)
 
RozaB said...
May 5, 2011 at 7:24 pm
I know I've already commented, but is this not extremely beautiful? Seriously, I read it every once in a while!!!
 
Jariel V. said...
May 5, 2011 at 5:10 pm
this is deep keep workin
 
screamtobreakhearts said...
May 5, 2011 at 4:28 pm
Amazing, beautiful words. You put them together so nicely. All I have to say is this: keep on writing!!! You're sooo  talentedd!!!!
 
ninjazzzz said...
May 5, 2011 at 4:06 pm
you lost me
 
JordanWilks25 replied...
May 18, 2011 at 12:03 pm
I agree....
 
DeadlyPoppy said...
May 5, 2011 at 12:09 pm
Wow. All I can say is wow. That was a spectacular piece. Just...wow.
 
LightBright said...
May 5, 2011 at 11:40 am
This is A Nice Poem I Want to Make One Of My Own!!!
 
JiminMintyFresh said...
Apr. 19, 2011 at 9:53 pm
I really like this peom... Kind of freaky too..... But nice descriptions... Very convincing.
 
glasgowgirl12 said...
Apr. 15, 2011 at 8:54 am
i love it this the beast ever rane ind my life
 
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