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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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Siphor said...
Sept. 21, 2010 at 9:29 pm
This is a lovely poem you have here. The imagery is nicely done and I love the tone of the speaker. You can hears years of affection in her/his voice. I think "honey mixers" and "hands of clocks" were my favorite parts. Well done.
 
nearly 200 whales said...
Sept. 20, 2010 at 8:46 am
The first sentence makes a good haiku.
 
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...
Sept. 18, 2010 at 12:54 pm
All I can say is that it is just so amazingly written! Great job!
 
taylortoxic said...
Sept. 5, 2010 at 7:42 pm
Amazingly writen
 
LoveTravelTell said...
Aug. 15, 2010 at 5:50 pm
hai, it is
 
Quill said...
Aug. 14, 2010 at 8:23 pm
Very powerful and insightful.  Good work!
 
TravelWriteLive said...
Aug. 14, 2010 at 11:16 am
there is something treasured in love, like that. a selfless view of things that don't connect with the other's feelings of loss. this poem makes me sad, but i like it.
 
gaby23 replied...
Aug. 14, 2010 at 12:11 pm
its bold and extremely well written
 
shyguymaniac22 said...
Aug. 14, 2010 at 2:21 am
Very lovely. It sounded a bit like Shel Silverstein's work.
 
KawaiiYoruichi said...
Aug. 14, 2010 at 2:05 am
I love your work,Wow,it reminds me of some of the things I've written. 
 
OstentatiousNature This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 5, 2010 at 2:28 am
Gorgeous and dark! WONDERFUL!
 
optimisticpessimist said...
Jul. 27, 2010 at 11:03 am
It's kinda dark and I love it! I 'd appreciate if you could look at my stuff thanks.
 
KICK3593 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 23, 2010 at 11:16 pm
Ooh, like Bradstreet!...
 
moonpetal said...
Jul. 14, 2010 at 2:52 pm
Wow that was cool! I love it!
 
krisssss This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 1, 2010 at 9:27 pm
Simply beautiful :)
 
theswerve15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 1, 2010 at 1:08 pm
this is very intreguing, i love it:) check out my piece, "fireflies" and vote for me, please, and i'll vote for you :)
 
lovetowriteandwatchTV said...
Jul. 1, 2010 at 12:30 pm

very intresting, it is good, i like the feeling of it

 

 
tweety1ofakind said...
Jun. 20, 2010 at 7:45 pm
omg !! this is so inspiring you must keep writing this will touch so many lives !!
 
L.T.A replied...
Jul. 1, 2010 at 11:13 am
There's something odd about it but I like it
 
Anne1 said...
Jun. 11, 2010 at 12:47 pm

nice poem it mackes me think

 

 
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