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Sit While We Wait This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By EliHiebert, Surrey, Canada

Barely a hand‚
just bones and veins
fit into flesh like a glove
four sizes too big‚
reaches for an aged tea kettle
asleep on the end table.

Shaking, not trusting his own strength,
the precious hot fluid pours
with his tongue sticking out like this is some sort of skill,
out the spout and fills a foot bowl
which smiles now.

And in come the feet,
And out damn the heat
and in slowly,
like setting a baby down to sleep.

With a sigh and a swallow
his neck crickets crack;
his head sets back
resting on an exhausted pillow
his own head print left indented on its surface,

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2 comment(s)
Wow! Very interesting and creative, good job!
Feb. 14, 2013 at 7:22 PM • Report
why thank you
Feb. 16, 2013 at 3:25 PM • Report