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(Be)Coming Home This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Unplug the scorching lamp
that is the day

A black sheet of onyx
stretches itself across the sky
Hiding the worn day
bruised purple and orange

Expand into an arm of the creamy couch

Splash down the pipes
With the misty bath water

Bend into the rise and run
Of oiled steps

Let the line where lip meets cleft
Become the edge of truth
For snapdragons
in the yard

This house
is me.

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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livelovesmile said...
Sept. 17, 2011 at 11:24 am:

Well written with very nice imagery. Well done!

Please comment and rate my new poem "Safe On A Cloud"!! And some of my other poems, because I'm new to TeenInk: "Girl Next Door", "Captured by Reflections" and "Longing For Those Days" ! 

I would really appreciate it! Thanks!

 

 
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Gise J. :) said...
Jan. 13, 2010 at 7:39 am:
Truly amazing!
I really like you writting it's so... descriptive
 
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Inkspired said...
Sept. 7, 2009 at 2:52 pm:
Love the language you used, my favourite is the first two stanzas, they make the most sense to me. Really original! Amazing!
 
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Anblue said...
Aug. 12, 2009 at 6:29 am:
I like the set up, it makes it unique. Mine are all simply written
 
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gemma F. said...
Aug. 9, 2009 at 3:11 am:
definitely a true poet
 
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Sara F. said...
Jul. 21, 2009 at 11:34 pm:
Beautiful use of words. My favorite is the second stanza.
 
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Hannah R. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 20, 2009 at 9:21 pm:
luv the second to last stanza. i think its the best one tho overall a good poem
 
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julzbulz said...
Jul. 17, 2009 at 11:02 pm:
This is a really beautiful and powerful piece. I applaud the author and recognize true talent in her.
 
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