first light

April 22, 2018
By joyceker BRONZE, San Jose, California
joyceker BRONZE, San Jose, California
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night

fingers clench phone
sweat beads thick
oozing from palms
click
static
silence

night
room
hot tears sting cheeks
cigarette fumes
liquid adrenaline
nicotine lungs

night
take my lighter
my heart
set it on fire
watch it bleed smoke


The author's comments:

Joyce is a high school student in San Jose, California.  Her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and the Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest.  In "first light," she captures the agony of heartbreak.


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