A Long Kiss Goodbye | Teen Ink

A Long Kiss Goodbye MAG

October 8, 2015
By Lalupu PLATINUM, Springfield, Illinois
Lalupu PLATINUM, Springfield, Illinois
21 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Scars just mean you were stronger than whatever tried to kill you."

---Author Unknown

To quell fear, I whisper, “Ti amo.”
Those words that mean I love you dashed about like snowflakes
crystal in places, aqua in others
yet with the same meaning, no matter the tongue.
Not sleep, but anesthetic.
Not death, but “The Long Kiss Goodnight”
playing endlessly around in my head.
The slouch of gray hair and leather-worn skin,
tough as her sprit. Consistent. Determined.
“Mommy?” Caitlin asks. “Are we going to die?”
Samantha turns, smiles.
“No, baby,” she says, all confidence. “They are."

Similar Articles


This article has 0 comments.