Serial | Teen Ink


June 27, 2013
By Daniella Cugini PLATINUM, Warwick, Other
Daniella Cugini PLATINUM, Warwick, Other
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You killed it, dead. These seams are slit
Like gossamer throats; they owed you what
Could never be repaid.
Mirror blood-lit. A jacket's life-lights fade
Into whirled buttons on the carpet-down.
The window broken,
shatters stain the town.

Alarm-clock's steady ticks, quicken,
Die as heartbeats did, today
A skirt torn from her mother's grey
Pulled out an orphan; charcoal smears
Best case are frenzied-murder-tears;
Worst case, her shaken blazon skin
Is scattered with what came within
And is now without. One night -
Singular, brunette-like haze
Of kisses, fire, her, rebel, craze
Struggling to meet your gaze
"I'll kill something, one of these days..."

On that count, and the others,
you were right.

And in the corner lies a heap
Of glitters dulled and magic past
I yell, a whisper cuts me down.
"i promise this will be the last"
Wings soar past through pouring rain
You've gone straight through the gaping pane

That dress we bought in Faraway -
When the breeze could steal a breath -
And all of you was riversong -
And when you smiled the thought of death
Was scorched through with the smile -
So electric, beguile - alive

But dead. Bye. The dress, it gasps
Through silken, ruined lungs, it screams
Hung through twisted wires, blue
Has now been drawn and quartered too.

Does it, now, still hold your scent?
I dread to question my intent
A roomful's blood the cost I've spent for the
Answer - murmured, soft. "Repent."

(This peace just seems so...violent.)

The author's comments:
Feuds and heartbreak.

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on Jun. 28 2013 at 3:32 pm
readlovewrite SILVER, Greensboro, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Be quick to listen, and slow to speak, and even slower to judge."

This is so powerful and slightly creepy on the surface. Great writing!

on Jun. 28 2013 at 2:15 pm
Jay-Wolf PLATINUM, Cedar Hills, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"The man who takes offense when offence is not intended is a fool
However the man who takes offence when it is intended is an even greater fool"
Ralph Waldo Emerson

dude that cool intense and slightly disturbing

Bellers BRONZE said...
on Jun. 28 2013 at 9:54 am
Bellers BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"If music be the food of love, play on."

--William Shakespeare

This is so dark and magical.  I love it.  Very moving