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My tectonic plates have been shattered
and put back together
more times than I can count.


The fault lines in my heart are fragile,
and easily shaken,
and I’m left trembling
when the vibrations of your sound waves
make the ground crumble beneath me.


The landslide is sudden,
but sometimes,
the aftershocks are more fatal than the primary wave,
and yet still
my seismometer never detects the faint rumbling
until it is too late
and my entire world is shuddering around me.


Even if it didn’t rain,
my eyes never fail to flood after the storm,
in mourning
of the many fatalities
of our divergent boundary.

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HereSheIsThis 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...
Jun. 13 at 4:41 pm
Having recently done an earthquake unit in science class, I can see how deeply you explored this metaphor, and I think it fits perfectly with the messages/feelings you're conveying. This is beautiful
JunoJupiter This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
today at 1:44 am
Thank you so much! I really did try to envelop the concept as fully as I could and I'm glad you noticed and liked it.
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