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Midway to morning,
Baby moon speckled freckled horizon
Sweeping ’cross my lashes
Makes me think of you states away

Caught reliving last time we were us
Watching crabgrass grazing on the bank
Of the Potomac where boots batter rocks in bellows
For their mate and the children along the marshland
in burgundy and cobalt and ginger dripping pizza sauce and soda drops
from their lips that fall along their chins to rest in pools
past the neck kissing the collars of their T-shirts,

they ran around us in shrieking circles
when you clasped your hands around my waist
and I pushed my toasted nose into the dip above your collar bone
as the planes fluttered overhead up and down, calling out
a notice of their landing on time … or twenty minutes delayed
which didn’t matter for we had nowhere to go just
the right person to do nothing with

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Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 15, 2010 at 10:11 pm:
love the last two lines... nothing has many definitions and i would prefer that one the most! read some of mine?
 
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Zero_K This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 14, 2009 at 6:48 pm:
Seriously. Wow. Love it.
-Blessed Be!
+++ZERO+++
 
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Brittany=) said...
Jul. 26, 2009 at 4:35 pm:
Very nice. :)
 
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COOKIE30 said...
Jun. 15, 2009 at 7:50 pm:
i love your poem...
 
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Duckie430 said...
Jun. 10, 2009 at 4:23 pm:
wow, this is beautiful
 
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Brandi K. said...
Jun. 4, 2009 at 2:56 pm:
i love it. :)
 
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lacey. said...
May 13, 2009 at 6:06 pm:
this is a really sweet poem. i could visualise it easily :)
 
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MorningStar15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 11, 2009 at 12:38 pm:
:)
 
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cazyshell said...
May 7, 2009 at 8:18 am:
wow I really like this poem, I have been flicking though the poems not understanding what their on about but your is good u understand what your on about and it sends chills down your spin keep writing
 
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caleb16 said...
May 5, 2009 at 4:17 pm:
i like that poem alot
 
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Jaquie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 5, 2009 at 12:18 am:
It gave me the chills. Then made me feel all warm and fuzzy. You wrote that perfectly for the reader to enjoy yet wrote it so that you could simply immerse yourself in the art of writing it. I feel like I'm catching a glimpse of the hidden corners of your memory/mind. Wonderful work, I loved it.
God bless,
...,
 
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jbrooks2363 said...
May 2, 2009 at 5:25 pm:
Wow, i really like this, keep up the good work!
 
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Kumang said...
Apr. 27, 2009 at 8:39 am:
its good.. i like it..
 
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