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burrowed in my chest MAG

October 5, 2010
By mkellars SILVER, Bellingham, Washington
mkellars SILVER, Bellingham, Washington
9 articles 3 photos 13 comments

i envy
the way your ribs curve
around your heart,
holding you in a way
i never could.

and i wish you had known
the way my ribs curve,
the way my chapped lips curve,
the way my cramped letters curve,
as i write these words.

and i tuck you away,
these letters to the past,
just below my lungs,
so i only remember you
when i breathe.

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TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
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Fantastic!! THis was written so unimaginably well, and it was open-ended enough to let the reader's mind explore. Wow. COngratulations on getting the award, and published in the magazine; your poetry really deserved it!! (:

on Dec. 12 2011 at 5:30 pm
Grania PLATINUM, Portland, Maine
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This is possibly my favorite Teen Ink poem I have ever read.

on Jul. 6 2011 at 4:56 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Papillion, Nebraska
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this is freakin awesome captian. and i usually dont read maggy's. do your dance.

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on Jan. 3 2011 at 7:42 pm
Mikaela GOLD, Bellingham, Washington
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I'd never thought about body parts in this way... certainly interesting things to contemplate.