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Jeopardy MAG

May 18, 2013
By YoAdriane BRONZE, Adamsville, Alabama
YoAdriane BRONZE, Adamsville, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
"But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."
—W. B. Yeats

I can feel the synapses between my nerves
when you stand so close that I could touch you,
trace from chiseled cheekbone to jawline
(fingertips ever so tenderly skimming your skin),
and it takes every ounce of discipline in my veins
not to close the gap between us.

You have all the allure of New York, Dublin, Jerusalem
of places I've never been yet somehow know
will one day be important –
wanderlust magnets that never cease to lose
their pull.

Every circle is a sermon that I seem to overlook:
a ring on the lifeline, a halo of light,
a recurring curb, a wheel reminder that misplaced
opportunity is just another lesson I won't learn from.

The author's comments:
I've never been out of the South, and I when I get older, I hope to travel. New York is an artist's haven, Dublin represents my family's Irish heritage, and Jerusalem holds religious significance to me. Circles are symbols of eternity. I keep returning to the thought that things may have turned out differently with this boy if I'd told him how I felt, but I never did.

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