Introspection, 2008 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.

October 4, 2014
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When I was nine,
I discovered the divination
of astrology
The Sun, my core
my sense of identity
and conscious awareness –
My thirty degrees of
celestial longitude
is the arch in my back,
the nook behind my knees
My battle ram charges forward
still, I am learning to tame
paroxysmic passion
My curly-tipped wings
metamorphose into Golden Fleece
guarded by hooves of brass
and breath of fire
My faint stars glow
with a brilliant assertion
My spontaneity triggers
meteor showers
and intertwining galaxies
aerated with volatility
I am the Sign of Self,
a floret of flares destined to
ignite every path I cross
When I was nine
a journey across Arietis
kindled my decoupage of
perpetual flames

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 January 2015 Teen Ink Poetry Contest.






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Jul. 9, 2015 at 9:16 pm
Nice job! I like how advanced the wording is :)
 
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