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Knowing Nothing of This ’Til Then This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By Edye P., pittsburgh, PA

I was younger then, but only by months.
Curiosity settled unbearably throughout my limbs
And I waited
Patiently for you to carry yourself down wooden stairs
Rightleftright – my ear against olive-colored carpet
To make sure that coast was clear
Hands resting on hinge of drawer and pulling
I reached inside, ransacked and shifted through its contents
And uncovered your thoughts in journal form (success)
I remembered then how embarrassment
Burnt my cheeks red
Everything you said when you found the
Monster I had hidden in the sheets beneath my bed
And I recalled your tears
The shape your body took, fetally curled
With your knees against your chest

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4 comment(s)
Wow...i dont even know what to say that was amazing.. cant wait to read more
Mar. 26, 2014 at 3:54 PM • Report
i love your poem it was so bueatiful to  me like i have never read something like this that makes me feel excited your a good poet
Jan. 18, 2013 at 1:53 PM • Report
I love the last line because the emotional part of it just gets to you.
Dec. 31, 2012 at 3:17 PM • Report
That was really emotional, and good chice of woords,keep it up!
Oct. 16, 2012 at 3:19 PM • Report