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June 10, 2014
By Kittengoo GOLD, Sioux City, Iowa
Kittengoo GOLD, Sioux City, Iowa
18 articles 3 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
When life gives you lemons, make orange juice and let life wonder how you did it.

Bright green grass
hot humid muggy
traffic noises
feet, bustling,
rushing, dashing,
hurrying, scurrying,
scuttle, scamper, scramble.

burning shoulders, peeling face
slippery footing
children laughing, water splashing
in the nearby water park.
cigarette smell in my nostrils, in my lungs
rustling trees and bikers' bells

surrounding, choking, smothering, loving.

shouts. laughs.
hugs – warm, sticky, glad
rough rock beneath my hands,
bruised ribs on the rocks
Catherine's hand is a tent on mine.

adrenaline, fearless,
warm sunshine,
just happy
skittering rocks, aching hips,
labored breath, big wide grin

These are the things I remember in
New York
Besides the pedestrians, bikers costumes cars
yellow paint, white paint, black tar

“Cheap today”
“Fresh fruit”

The author's comments:
An exercise from the summer of 2013 in the Juilliard School of the Arts, New York City, New York, during the Teen Ink Summer Writing Program.

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This article has 3 comments.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 27 2014 at 4:47 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Holy sh!t! This reminded me so much of Richard Blanco's "One Today" (or something like that). I love all of your images. The structure of is is pleasing. I love how I can see, feel, taste, and smell this poem. 5/5

Bella13 SILVER said...
on Jun. 25 2014 at 9:46 pm
Bella13 SILVER, Los Angeles, California
5 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Wit is educated insolence"

I really like how this person tells the good and the bad. It somehow makes it seem more real. But that's just me.

Nadaa SILVER said...
on Jun. 25 2014 at 8:06 pm
Nadaa SILVER, Bradenton, Florida
5 articles 0 photos 13 comments
Wow.With such sparse amount of words you create such a vivid description. My only critism as that you use rocks twice in a row which can be a little reduntant