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maybe next time This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.

you’re as sweet as the sugar pan of rio
the words dripped from your mouth
like water from a leaky faucet
i’ve been meaning to fix it
but just haven’t had the time
or so they say.

the look in your eyes
like straight black coffee
no sugar, no cream, no nothing
almost makes me wince the first hot sip
trickling down my throat
still swollen from your kisses.

surviving off a staple diet
of lattes – extra foam
sleep crusted at the corners of my eyes
doesn’t let me forget last night.
not yet.
flannel shirts against my cheek,
tear-stained and puffy,
but when is it not.
sour gummy worms snake through my throat
as slippery as your glances in the hall
dripping with disdain.

you’re too good for me,
you once said to me over a coconut macaroon
and a grande chai,
too hot still.
you told me I didn’t deserve this
damn right I didn’t deserve it.
and here you are now, wondering why I left.
wondering why I turned away when you told me to go.
I didn’t think it was that hard of a concept
to follow words as simple as those.

sleep drifts in and out of the window
like coffee at two in the morning
trying to stay awake, desperate to sort out my thoughts before I can lay my head down
but it doesn’t seem to be working.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category. This piece won the May 2009 Teen Ink Poetry Contest.




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the-earth-between-our-toesThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jul. 18 at 10:57 am
I am in love with this. So clever
 
Flyawaybirdy said...
Nov. 7, 2012 at 9:06 pm
This is such a beautiful poem! I love it! 
 
Wilson1994 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 23, 2012 at 5:38 pm
The use of coffee to describe your feelings along with other normal and popular substances makes this seem so much more than just a broken heart, or a deep set anger, this is beautiful! I'm so sorry to post this extra bit but if anyone is willing to have a look at my work and give some critical feedback I would be grateful! And again, a beautiful and unique poem, keep it up and post more:)!!
 
D-wreck said...
Jan. 26, 2012 at 11:50 am
Great job with the coffee it's well written but, I feel that you faded off when you started talking about the gummies. Just keep focus.
 
AboveSuspician said...
Jan. 4, 2012 at 5:48 pm
I love it.
 
LazyDaisyTheWriter said...
Sept. 4, 2011 at 7:06 pm
i liked the coffee theme :D i love coffee! anyways AWESOME job!!
 
Mimi15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 3, 2011 at 2:52 pm
I don't really like the way you drone on about things.  You could benefit from being a bit more concise.
 
WriteToLive said...
Aug. 3, 2011 at 9:14 am
Amazing poem, I am speechless. I really like the first stanza, and even althroughout, I couldn't stop reading. GRAND job! 
 
Casual.dreamer said...
Jul. 12, 2011 at 12:43 pm
this is great, I really liked it. Look at my work?
 
xXprettybrowneyesXx said...
Apr. 15, 2011 at 2:31 pm

i really liked when you said,

"you’re as sweet as the sugar pan of rio
the words dripped from your mouth
like water from a leaky faucet
i’ve been meaning to fix it
but just haven’t had the time
or so they say."

 
KandyKrysten said...
Dec. 26, 2010 at 10:03 am
this is truly amazing, it sounds like it came from your heart and thats where all the bet writing comes from. keep it up and dont stop, writing could be an amazing carreer for you if you have more with this kind of meaning to you.
 
Angiethoughts said...
Dec. 4, 2010 at 4:42 pm
Seems like it has lots of meaning. I love it.
 
Annabelle294 said...
Dec. 4, 2010 at 11:29 am
This is amazing, you have such a talent!
 
brokenlove said...
Nov. 12, 2010 at 11:15 am
fantastic work ^_^
 
summerqdp said...
Nov. 12, 2010 at 10:40 am

LOVE THIS:

 

like water from a leaky faucet
i’ve been meaning to fix it
but just haven’t had the time
or so they say.

 

and this too:

Sleep drifts in and out of the window

like coffee at two in the morning

 

and this:

I didn't think it was that hard of a concept

to follow words as simple as those.

 

Wow you have an amazing mind in there ha. Very, very well written... (more »)

 
LifesDifficultMoments said...
Oct. 21, 2010 at 9:07 pm

One word, three syllables

a-ma-zing

 
connsgirl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 29, 2010 at 8:33 am
this is beautiful :) i love the crashes of reality it gives. check out some of mine and tell me what you think. :)
 
Only,I This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 16, 2010 at 11:07 pm
This is amazing, the words you use and the lines to use are so great. I love this.
 
Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 16, 2010 at 6:16 pm
you have a great motif that you use and beautiifully shows your emotions through the piece... read some of mine?
 
MelanieLouise This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 16, 2010 at 3:12 pm
bloody brilliant. keep writing, Mel.
 
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