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

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She forces the bill
across the marble counter.

She glides through
the milky way
discreet to balance the coins on top.

And hides her eyes behind
aluminum cans,
the coldness
against her
all she can feel.

The sparkle
the cream soda
linger
in her strangled heart.

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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FlamableFyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 6, 2009 at 7:07 pm
This is great...even the discription is inspiring
 
Stephanie C. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 6, 2009 at 11:28 pm
thank you! please check out some of my other works and give me some feedback!
 
FlamableFyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 7, 2009 at 5:23 pm
ok, i would be soooo happy to! oh and can you check out some of my work too?!
 
Stephanie C. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 7, 2009 at 7:51 pm
yes of course : )
 
FlamableFyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 8, 2009 at 4:07 pm
yay! thanks!
 
ShaeMonstahx3 said...
Dec. 6, 2009 at 4:41 pm
This is amazing. Write more!
 
devvv said...
Sept. 4, 2009 at 9:32 pm
i love this! its so quirky!
 
~*The-Broken-Hearted-Girl*~ said...
Sept. 4, 2009 at 7:18 pm
this is brilliant. :) keep up the good work!
 
LittleBritt said...
Sept. 4, 2009 at 2:47 pm
so simple yet so impressive. good job!
 
hanah W. said...
Aug. 31, 2009 at 3:59 pm
that was relly amazing
 
MorningStar15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 26, 2009 at 2:10 am
cream soda,,, o now i want one... o well lovely poem anyway :)
 
Dogood said...
Apr. 10, 2009 at 3:46 pm
i love the poem ,is a good work.Bravo to Stephaniee chen
 
nightmarrishk said...
Apr. 9, 2009 at 1:16 am
hey steph,
this poem is really good. I wouldn't have realized it was about a crush until i read the title.
 
tigeress3 replied...
Sept. 4, 2009 at 5:08 pm
I do like this poem very much. Wonderful job!
 
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