Gravity This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.

November 25, 2014
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Wearing the universe
like a cocktail dress,
she zipped the old rips
that skewed linear time,
mended its weary seams,
and turned off the lights.


She swallowed weakness,
an insatiable black hole,
and when stars dimmed
in final dizzy moments,
she captured their essence
to put into firefly jugs.


She would drift alone
past smoke and mirrors,
without Polaris to guide,
away from infinite planes,
a drifting fiery corona and
Saturn’s rings on her finger.


And without earthly promises
linked to her Orion’s belt
like a mortal umbilical cord,
no force could pull her down,
no sunlight could kiss her,
and Newton failed to bring her home.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category. This piece won the March 2015 Teen Ink Fiction Contest.






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zaynab_m said...
Aug. 28, 2015 at 7:21 am
This is awesome!
 
Eleanor4 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 5, 2015 at 4:27 am
So cool I love it!
 
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