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

January 18, 2016

She dreamed of a simple life

With little ambition

Little spark

Little madness

Little room for disappointment

 

She married at

Age eighteen

To a simple man

Who had

Little ambition

Little spark

Little madness

Little room

For disappointment

 

And if you asked

They were fine, just fine

Thank you

 

But

They did not stare in wonder

At the sky

Gateway to the stars

Barrier to the beyond

 

It was there

Just there

They did not run their

palms over the curved spine

Of a book

Anticipating

Aching

Marveling

 

They did not stop and stare

Into the expanse around them

They did not care enough

to absorb

to appreciate

to be amazed

But don’t worry

they were fine, just fine

Thank you

They did not live

They existed

Simply

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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