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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Life is a theatre program that your wife dragged you to, for it was with no desire of your own that you wished to arrive here, among the musty chairs and dusty audience, squinting through the murky dark, but how could you say no to that face? That darling face that outshines any spotlight...
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    Pruning feet float up with every step, the rushing water tugging on our bluish veins, trying to pull us along. We enter the mouth; anticipation curls his toes, excitement elongates my strides. Absorbed, we run through this frigid water, laughing screaming stretching reaching to touch...
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    Boots land on sodden paper in the drenched concrete street; sand is dragged down into the swirling sea....
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    Spring is like a cup of tea that is still too hot to drink. Fingers graze the surface, pulling back with a sharp intake of breath; eyes grow with shock and anticipation, waiting waiting waiting. The colors are seeping in, we can see; when they will be just right depends on when each in...
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    Off the map, we sit. Off the map, we wait. Off the map, we drink lukewarm lemonade and talk about our lack of future. Off the map, we listen. Off the map, we watch. Off the map, we bear witness to our neighbors’ soft undoings. Off the map is quiet. The wind tosses our voices thro...
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    Today a not-so-saintly day, you will be asked “got luv?” I suppose what you think of love will determine your answer. Are you repulsed by the flock of single women, insisting that they are happy to spend the day with their BFF rather than a significant other? Do you cringe at the ...
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    A rose garden filled with a sweet aroma. “Bury me there,” she said. Cracked lips pursed, she stared at me. Dawn was creeping up the sky. Everything felt frozen in suspension; Falling in a paused state. Gently, she brushed her lips against my fingers. Her gaze was as sharp as ever when s...
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    Dear Snow, You are my dying innocence. Well, maybe you’re actually my perishing optimism, but either way, I’m kind of pissed. You fall with no purpose. Not often do you appear as fat flakes of spun sugar, but instead harsh drizzles. I long to be covered in feathers of winter, not drenched ...
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    Before there were GPAs and Weight Watchers and out of state dreams and raised expectations, there were school lunches. Specifically, there were elementary school lunches. Lunch was an informal affair celebrated by all. Even the teachers would breathe a sigh of relief as that one bell rang. We’...
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    Urgently, he brought his paintbrush to the canvas, as if he needed to tell her something before the words evaporated from his mind. I watched him from the doorway, leaning on the left side, my fingers gripping its chipping white paint for support. My eyes trailed up his rigid spine before hopping ...
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    The world is yours for the taking: you may take her as you please, as you see fit, for she cannot object to a man’s declarative claims of ownership. She will paint endless skies, sing lovely songs through the hum of the wind, and each and every day she will crack her landscape and se...
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    Our dance is fluid and well-rehearsed. I hear the floorboards applaud your dedication to the craft in the hollow hours of starless morning- your flowers will arrive any day now. I know the steps; I know the routine. We must circle the kitchen table that you cracked with your corrupt law...
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    Fog, so desirable in the light of day, slides underneath the door, bringing along a gentle murmur that drowns out the night’s resonating silence. Swirling and drowsy, she dances up the bedframe’s weary feet; riding the comforter’s waves, her weight slowly claims my body’s outline...
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    I was enveloped by an ocean of rose, continuously washed over by fragrant waves of lush petals, the flowers sheddings dotting the warm concrete paths atop the earth, where everything was flowing. The trees were in a state of flowing, standing guard over the garden of rose. I could smell t...
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    I was enveloped by an ocean of rose, continuously washed over by fragrant waves of lush petals, the flowers sheddings dotting the warm concrete paths atop the earth, where everything was flowing. The trees were in a state of flowing, standing guard over the garden of rose. I could smell t...
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    Fall and fall and fall again, for you are never quite finished plummeting towards this new world, this sky that swallows you without hesitance, this ocean that carries you to the sand of chance, where you take residence, burying your toes in crystals reminiscent of spun childhood, all the while tr...
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    How to braid my hair and tie a tie and parallel park and fold a fitted sheet and play the piano and ice-skate backwards and align our souls so that they may create a bridge our love can have a picnic on...
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    “Give me a moment,” you suggested, as if I hadn’t given you eons I pulled the galaxies tighter around my shoulders, watching as you turned our love over in your heated hands When your gaze met mine again, I remembered the moment, the one before everything else, when it was just yo...
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    She flitted by, the missing note to the second movement of my symphony, and in that moment, I knew No longer may I acknowledge the dusting of starlight she leaves behind with every wink or the crescendo of her laugh as her pretense melts away From now on, we will coexist through diff...
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    Dear Teen Ink, Please give me the book so that I may find the page where my poem sleeps, memorize the shape of the text the page number the font the smell of my creation's new home,   and tell no one....
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    I tumbled down her rabbit hole. Her second home, a tucked-away place that she decided to make her own after an aimless walk through the woods alone. Everything was falling down. I heard the sound, one of shattered stars that resonated all around as I continued to drop towards the fast...
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    Loneliness and I are well acquainted, but you cannot call us friends. She always knows just when to drop in (smiling, appraising). Often, I don’t expect her; other times, I greet her at the door. Emptiness and I are intimate, but you cannot call us lovers. There is no love in her ...
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    A rosy glow beholds her underneath the cafeteria’s fluorescent lighting. The sleepy fog of minimal consciousness drifts past, unable to permeate her intelligent shine. She is a pint-sized woman; the word “girl” cannot adequately describe her serious gaze as she turns the pages of he...
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    did you hold your breath? Did you wait for the moment that meant you were no longer required to live? Did you glance around and see the snow you always longed for at Christmas? Did you hear every car, every onlooker, every buzz of the crosswalk telling people to go? Did you try to reach ...
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    Gotta get dressed Gotta brush hair Gotta brush teeth Gotta make breakfast Gotta grab lunch Gotta wait on him   Get to eat breakfast Get to make coffee What’s taking him so long?   Get to watch cartoons Gotta scrape off windows Oh, don’t have to Gotta wipe off condensation...

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