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I sit with my feet up on the dashboard,
music bursting from the speakers in rhythmic little puffs,
windows rolled down just enough so I can dangle my left hand over the edge.

I can faintly hear the wind pecking at the cracks on the door,
sending the puddles of water on the ground into frantic ripples
and propelling crackled autumn leaves onto my car windshield.

I close my eyes and listen to the storm battering around me,
enjoying the balmy sensation of the car vents breathing hot air,
warming my skin despite the bitter cold outside.

For once I have nowhere to be, no deadlines to meet, no class to rush to,
and so I stay here just a little while longer while the world races on around me.

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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-xlimitless239x- said...
May 5, 2009 at 12:38 am:
this is a good poem. you have talent. keep writing.
you could go far.
 
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asiangurl... said...
May 4, 2009 at 12:35 pm:
u r a talented poet and keep it up Good job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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writer2b@rocketmail.com said...
May 4, 2009 at 10:54 am:
Wow it rly blew me away! IF ONLY I COULD WRITE THAT GOOD
 
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RachelW. said...
May 3, 2009 at 10:53 pm:
this is great
 
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Cameron M. said...
Apr. 30, 2009 at 5:52 am:
very nice use of imagery keep it up
 
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abooga.looga said...
Apr. 30, 2009 at 4:02 am:
i love the imagery. i can picture myself there. beautiful.
 
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LilJ<3 said...
May 6, 2009 at 7:44 pm:
The word choice is great! congrats on being published
 
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ANA said...
Apr. 24, 2009 at 5:44 pm:
Its awesome
 
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jthien1 said...
Apr. 23, 2009 at 5:38 pm:
o my friggn god that's awesome. i can really picture the image you described, sweet imagery.
 
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Shaun S. said...
Apr. 23, 2009 at 5:13 pm:
I think we have a new style on our hands.
I'm impressed....
 
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Abbie said...
Apr. 23, 2009 at 2:07 am:
I lik it!
 
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