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The Right Kind of Love This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By Batsby, Henderson, NV

The problem isn't us
The problem is what we're told,
What we're shown.
Because in the movies,
It's a look up, down, up again
And then a kiss
With fingers in hair
Or on trembling jawlines.
But you must not know that
Because you've got the fingers in my hair
But you're far too rough.

And in the books,
The boys talk sweetly
They declare their love
In abysmal rainstorms
They let girls wear their clothes
And they think about us
The way we think about them.
But you must not know that
Because you reply to all of my poems
With “Lol wut?”
And I see you sometimes
With other girls
And I wonder if they sense

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1 comment(s)
Beautiful writing! So true! I admire your poetry and your strength! Keep writing!
Feb. 28, 2014 at 10:28 AM • Report