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Most Recent Free Verse Poems

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Leaflets This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Here, take a leaflet, they say, riding the curbs of avenues landing on the corners of Broadway and 42nd Street shoving sheets to the suits pushing past, take a leaflet the offering arms extended and brushed aside like subway... (more »)
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Train This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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A pretty peopled world, tiptoeing between raindrops and the skeletons of trees on the horizon. Pencil pencil pencil till you’re dead, train tracks wrapped around your neck (mostly the pills just make you sweat). John’s got a... (more »)
I’m Not Lost This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I wouldn’t say I lack a sense of direction … out loud, that is. But I don’t get too lost, just enough to call it a day, to make it a memory of a laugh and not a tragedy. You see, part of me enjoys the causality... (more »)
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Death to Clichés This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I look deep into my soul, and with a heavy heart like a bag of stones I sadly proclaim your end. “Clichés! Your time has come. Constantly you’ve been told not to Push your luck, and time and time again... (more »)
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I Am the King of Me This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I am the king of Me: A divergent country grown of diverse seeds. But sometimes I shiver and think One day there’ll be a mutiny. (more »)
Beware the Dog This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Wilting with the crust of silver, An unthawable heart battling Thorned diamond barracks and Protruding toxic spikes, their Snapping jaws barking to Beware the dog. (more »)
Hurting This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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You hurt me you hurt me more than Topshop jeans that don’t fit than tr1g0n0m3try than toilet paper that has run out than incorect speling than unfinished books than looking at food when i’m hungry than missing the... (more »)
I bleed poetry This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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After you left, I’ve been asked why I don’t turn to the blade and let my insides flow out of my body until I pass out. I tell them that I can no longer be that once-weak girl who struggled not to wince when hearing the... (more »)
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Sunsets During Mosquito Season This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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It’s raining outside and I’m scared because I just might be falling in love with you My heart has pleats on its circumference, not the kind on pretty dresses and skirts, the type that makes you wonder why it was left out in the... (more »)
Burning This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I’m drinking yellow lemon- ade, my chipmunk cheeks tingling, mixing my DNA with life-giving sugar. Glass bottle with no label, cold, doesn’t spill. Chips Ahoy! Oh, I remember that name, and the package is... (more »)
Color-coded This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I don’t listen to music But my playlist is filled with songs you suggested They were supposed to change my life They didn’t, you did, you don’t always know better. I listen to them and hear you, Without hurt or... (more »)
Somewhere This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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In an alternate dimension An alternate you is up to something That both of you would (and will) seriously regret And there is nothing Either of you can do to stop the other (more »)
pears This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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here’s to our rhapsodic summers bowl of pears on the back porch, waiting for the time to ripen we floated through the air on our yellow swings, immutable all I wanted was to be spume on your saltwater breeze I didn’t tell... (more »)
Teenage Summer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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In June the streets are filled with teenagers set free from their cages We let watermelon juice drip down our faces We watch beach movies that mirror the endless party of life but deep down you know it is all for show In July the lazy... (more »)
Places to Live, Eventually This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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the beginning, middle, and end of your most treasured novel Hope Is Existent, USA. where there are lemonade stands at every corner and the fee is a chirpy grin a hollow treehouse – but inside are all your childhood toys and games... (more »)
Green Castle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The color blue calms me My first words were blue It excited but also pacified me Green led me to question I first contemplated the universe When I stared at the green plastic Of my toy castle and wondered Why I did exist... (more »)
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