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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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imrighthereyouknow said...
Jan. 15, 2011 at 5:23 pm
I have never read anything more beautiful; I have no other words for it.
 
RozaB said...
Jan. 15, 2011 at 10:40 am
Now this is what I call beauty. 
 
smiles365 said...
Jan. 11, 2011 at 9:31 pm
Amazing! Im not sure how to say this but the words just seem to  come together nicely.
 
Jones said...
Jan. 6, 2011 at 5:32 pm
wonderful poem, great inspiration as well. you are a great writer, and i love the emotion and creativity you used, i havent read much like it.
 
Kingfan123This 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. said...
Dec. 30, 2010 at 8:21 pm
What a wonderful poet your are! I wish you would post more stuff! Hey, would you like to be pen pals? I'm thriteen and from West Virginia! I'm Mitchell and you have checked out my stuff before! I'm Kingfan123!
 
spiria said...
Dec. 28, 2010 at 3:57 am
This poem obviously means more than it says..... I just wish I can understand it better :(
 
vtuperationem.laus said...
Dec. 24, 2010 at 8:23 pm
This is poetry. 
 
Lonewolf1213 said...
Dec. 24, 2010 at 2:43 pm
You are a brilliant writer; I can't wait to read more!
 
LostInTime replied...
May 5, 2011 at 8:52 am

wow. That was impressive. The first paragraph is definitely my favorite. Unique and convincing. 

I don't really understand the ending, but I spose it wasn't meant to be completely understood : ) 

 

Dark but interesting, very good!

 
belle97 said...
Dec. 24, 2010 at 11:18 am
Wow. Really deep..love it!!! :) ill def check out more of your work!
 
renni said...
Dec. 16, 2010 at 7:10 pm
ohh my :D i am in love with ur writting :D so great i love it keep it up :D
 
Hannahlovestheworld said...
Dec. 2, 2010 at 7:30 pm

You are one talented writer.

I envy you.

 
EmotionsCrave said...
Dec. 2, 2010 at 1:29 pm
Oh my.... This is the BEST thing i have ever read better than any of mine at least! you are really good! Keep Writing i am gonna keep looking at ur stuff! :)
 
lele18 said...
Dec. 2, 2010 at 12:16 pm
this is really good
 
lbr17 said...
Dec. 2, 2010 at 12:10 pm
This was amazing! Great work :]
 
Trulie replied...
Dec. 2, 2010 at 7:14 pm
i second that
 
sassybananas145 said...
Nov. 30, 2010 at 3:47 pm
great poem!
 
toni0896 replied...
Dec. 1, 2010 at 1:27 pm
i agree <333
 
RedpillBluepill said...
Nov. 29, 2010 at 1:11 am
I wish I understood this. It seems like it's saying "don't mourn me, I'm nothing special" in the first two stanzas, but then by the third stanza idk what the message is supposed to be. Can anyone explain?
 
ShelbyMarie93 replied...
Dec. 10, 2010 at 9:05 am
I on't want to sound ignorant, but I'm in the same boat...what's happening here? By the end I've lost the message behind your words...
 
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