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Sometimes nothing is better
than a glass of cold water
poured
on my feet,
sizzling
on the hot asphalt.

Sometimes the dragonflies buzz
and whine
like an old woman
who claims she’s had enough of life
but won’t give it up,
not yet.

Sometimes the sun is hot on my neck
and your kiss is the only balm,
cool and passionate
like the distant stars who fleck the sky.
I will need you in the summer.

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 July 2009 Teen Ink Poetry Contest.





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Wellington This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 18, 2010 at 1:08 pm:
oh god this is love
 
whitetiger303 replied...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 12:53 pm :
nice poem i really like it
 
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CaseyLeigh This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 2, 2009 at 3:40 pm:
Beautiful poem--I love the imagery!
 
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Rebecca24 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 12, 2009 at 9:26 pm:
Really great work! Wow. I love your wording. I love the imagery. Keep it up!
 
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Adia said...
Sept. 12, 2009 at 3:35 pm:
wow it gave me shivers!
 
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AmnyR said...
Sept. 12, 2009 at 7:22 am:
wow, i love this sooooo much! one of my new favorites. i really really like it!
 
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MeaganDear said...
Aug. 7, 2009 at 1:37 am:
I love this, so much!
 
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despurlock This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 9, 2009 at 3:31 am:
It's also great to know that I'm not the only one who titles their poems with dates :) Please, I'd love it if u would stop by and read some of my poems and comment. Thanks so much! Again, great job on this poem :)
 
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despurlock This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 9, 2009 at 3:28 am:
Beautiful, one of the best poems I've read! Keep up the great work. This peace is amazing, purly and truly :)
 
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