My Poems Hide This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

February 17, 2009
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My poems hide
behind big brown eyes
Like early morning
Cloudless skies

They are disguised
In the salty sweet of sea dense air
And its resonate voice
In a shell

Curtained between
the most wrong grammar
and the beautiful recreations
in the mispronuncications
in the recreation
of word play

They cache among
Collected “Je ne sais quoi”s
fashion faux pas
and of course the occasional
“Say what?”s
I never did understand Spanish

Blanketed between the sheets
of the “it’s almost love”s
and the “it’s getting there”s
and in the “it’s not quite finished”s
Let’s not forget the “Yes, Of course the homework’s done”s
When you haven’t even started

Poems hide
in the cracks of the quarks
of the imperfections
of an almost perfect day
Waiting for just one person
To closely examine
The gum on the sole of a shoe
But alas, We forget that the gum
Has a soul too

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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LittleBoPeep said...
Jun. 4, 2016 at 5:49 pm
Awesome and original! 10/10 stars from me!
just-a-joy said...
Dec. 9, 2010 at 9:09 pm
this is very treu inspiration come from all over
Sabrinahco said...
Mar. 18, 2010 at 11:15 pm
I love the ending! This is so great.
Tears2Roses said...
Aug. 2, 2009 at 2:44 am
yep thets me..... wright wright wright even when homework isnt done!
Stormwriter said...
Jun. 23, 2009 at 2:25 am
This is really true for a lot of writers. It's great!
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