Clumsy | Teen Ink


March 23, 2016
By PresleyH DIAMOND, Elsmere, Kentucky
PresleyH DIAMOND, Elsmere, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
There is freedom waiting for you
on the breezes of the sky,
and you ask “What if I fall?”
Oh, but my darling,
what if you fly?

~Eric Hanson

Yes, I am clumsy

not in the cutesy, loveable way

but in such a manner

that when I tumble down the steps

I might take your entire heart with me

breaking it into smithereens

as you laugh about how 'adorable' I am.


I am oxygen

needed and intoxicating

beloved and utterly devastating

You cannot even see the damage I do to you

and I lack the decency to show you.


I am like cancer swimming through your blood


you know

you could cure yourself

You say you don't care

You love me for who I am

deadly, neccesary

your favorite kind of poison

a 15 mg dose

of clumsy.

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