Daisy | Teen Ink


December 14, 2014
By cuckoo_for_cocoa_puffs SILVER, Superior, Colorado
cuckoo_for_cocoa_puffs SILVER, Superior, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"We are not Africans because we are born in Africa; we are Africans because Africa is born in us"- Chester Higgins Jr.


Are the cigarettes more savory? The jewelry sweeter still?
More mouthwatering than a single rose
a gaze
tea with biscuits
an unselfish smile?
A smile that carries faith in the feeling
of the faith you carry inside,
that infinite renewal of confidence
which you dismiss with
a transparent tilt of your lip
and the careless glare of emerald eyes,
winking away a guard unguarded.
Are you choking yet?
Your voice smothered by the frayed fistfuls
Of old money and the
satiny, scintillating lies you tell others but mostly
Are the pearls any more beautiful?
Bleached and blind is he to mistake your void
for wings;
Your blankness which is too frail,
Too, too brittle
To resist reflecting itself in the noise
That drifts from your tongue.
Because you can’t refuse that face,
-as open and soft as a bruise-
can’t refuse to sever hand and cheek
car and woman
bullet and gun
cigarette and blast. 

The author's comments:

This piece is about Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby

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