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consolation This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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if, on Tuesday mornings, a desert expands
from the corner shop where he sells flowers
wrapped in illegible scrawlings of ribbon,

the sun dips too, inverting like silver
pilot fish that dart along windowsills
and frames with quick, furtive movements.

and if the sun dips, then all the windowsills
that are lined up against the curves of the
darkening world will
catch with tiny flames, sparking
consolation – the source of all literature.

on Tuesday evenings, she buys
from the shrunken man a few
demure, long-stemmed lilies
to press against the damp
pages of poetry books,

wet with the im-
print of translucent flowers.

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 11:16 am

Well written! It has a nice tone to it!

Please comment and rate my new poem "Safe On A Cloud"!! I would really appreciate it! Thanks!

 
Joyful_angel said...
Dec. 16, 2009 at 8:49 pm
i like it~ u have talent~ chek out my wrk whn u can (:
 
Cody T. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 5, 2009 at 2:40 am
quite good imagery at times - a bit all over the place.
 
Brandi K. said...
Jun. 4, 2009 at 2:52 pm
that was good. i like it.
 
FarmGirl said...
Jun. 2, 2009 at 11:05 pm
This is really cool
 
Olivea said...
May 26, 2009 at 10:18 pm
incredible!
 
Twilightnme said...
May 21, 2009 at 3:47 am
I really like it! It is wonderful! Please, go on! Write more!
 
RheaD.Ravenfinger This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 21, 2009 at 2:09 am
I like your poetry but it's kind of confusing. Very beautiful though truely.
 
Lakshmi V. said...
May 11, 2009 at 5:32 pm
Wow!
 
Kumang said...
Apr. 27, 2009 at 8:43 am
its good
 
Rachel P. said...
Apr. 25, 2009 at 3:46 am
That was great. The first stanza was my favorite. Keep writing!
 
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