Strawberries in Jersey: ode to an ex boyfriend.

February 28, 2011
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Such an intricate feeling
the brush of his hair on my fingertips
the taste of his kiss in my mouth
like strawberries.

I am falling in love with the way this boy talks
the complex things he says without words or sounds
the trust lingering behind his every step as we
step away
and step closer than ever before
as one

And goodbyes have always been the worst
like salty paper cut wounds to clean flesh
I can't wait to eat his heart again
when we
lace our fingers and tap tap tap
to the rhythms we share
feet in sync
eyes locked
in chaotic cities that turn to sand
and blow away softly
when there's no such thing as bye bye

When this boy
this boy
this boy and I
shall taste the stars one night

Just as sure as
this poetry means the world to me
and how he makes these words flow
like streams and tears
that taint my face with stolen make up
his fading silhouette in the background of some sad song
he insists
arch my lips and sing along


Like his soft numbly kisses on my nose
smiles to my dimple
things to hold
on to for later
when it hurts again

When I can’t find
in Jersey
long and lost in Arizona
New York City

When I was 100% sure
things were going be different

and gosh I loved him so much more for that

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Starlight-Thoughts said...
May 12, 2016 at 9:21 am
"When I was 100% sure/things were going to be different" These two lines brought tears to my eyes.
AllSoPlayfulWhenYouDemonize said...
May 7, 2015 at 1:43 pm
Awh, I love this! It's so cute. You're to talented. c: Its beautiful. xxxx Also, could you let me know how you add heroes on your TeenInk? XD
Inksplotch said...
Feb. 1, 2012 at 1:15 am
Aw, this poem is adorable (: You are so talented! It's beautiful (: 5/5. Could you check out some of my work and rate/ comment? I'd really appreciate it!
JackieLoveJoy said...
Jan. 27, 2012 at 2:46 pm
I love how you sculpted this poem.
RhythmAndRhyme said...
Aug. 4, 2011 at 5:44 pm
This is such the cute poem. ;) Very sweet.
foreverme said...
Aug. 4, 2011 at 3:45 pm
the taste of his kiss on my mouth like strawberries...I loved this line the best
foreverme replied...
Aug. 4, 2011 at 3:46 pm
I mean in    
Julez1D1 said...
Jul. 29, 2011 at 12:49 pm
Oh, I love the part when you list some states-it's very sensible. i love it:)
M_IML This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 30, 2011 at 7:25 pm
beatiful :-)
SammieWhitaker said...
May 30, 2011 at 12:09 pm
Wow this poem is beautifully written, I loved it. 
spency said...
May 30, 2011 at 7:40 am
luv it.....u go girl
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