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

If you say you’re violently in love with me,
Would you kill someone for me,
Even yourself?
Would you maim,
Pierce,
Slice,
To get to my love?

If you say you’re madly in love with me,
Have you gone insane for me?
Do I plague your every thought,
Til’ you’re muttering my name like a madman?

If you say you’re deeply in love with me,
Are you drowning in your love?
Are you breathless at the thought of me,
In so deep that you can’t remember when I didn’t have your love?

If you say you’re falling in love with me,
How far down are we talking?
Is your love a bottomless pit,
Or does it end somewhere?
Will you keep falling forever,
Or is there a place where you’ll suddenly stop
And your bones with crack with the impact?

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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