Hands | Teen Ink


December 13, 2017
By jl637 DIAMOND, Livingston, New Jersey
jl637 DIAMOND, Livingston, New Jersey
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Grasping his little girl’s small ones
on her first day of pre-school
(tears falling silently onto his palm
as she begs him to stay)

Twisting a magenta balloon
into the shape of an elephant
(her mouth curving into a smile
as she blows out her birthday candles)

Combing through her hair
while she complains about her prom dress
(thumb pressing click on the shutter
as her arm laces around a boy’s)

Holding the faded memories
in his heart
(as she drifted away like a
magenta balloon, released)

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