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Three Poems About Three Boys I Have Known

June 12, 2017
By BRONZE, Rockford, Michigan BRONZE, Rockford, Michigan
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1.  Berlin
It’s freezing on this rooftop
But your hand on my hip
Against my skin
Is warm inside my jeans
My little finger traces you
With a mind of its own.

2. (A haiku)
I still wear your watch
You use the mug I gave you
We’ve not talked in weeks

3.  Junior Prom
You kissed me in the final week of April
On a day that had no rain.
But on the drive home,
With my lips barely apart
And my head still full of static,
I saw the very first flash of summer lightening.
Lonely, and purple white,
It split the sky like something in a movie.

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on Jun. 22 2017 at 6:40 pm
HereSheIs BRONZE, Wellesley, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." -Plato

You communicate a lot of meaning with well-chosen, minimalist imagery

on Jun. 22 2017 at 11:38 am
chsongbird GOLD, Arlington, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything"

I love how simple and honest your style is. These are absolutely beautiful.