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

By Madeleine B, Wexford, PA

All the good in me unlaced I pull what I own across the floor,
books devoured to the spine, impressions the knees of my jeans
have made of kneeling, my ghosts of ghosts, the saint who is namesake.

I lay it out. A turtle can lay one hundred
thirty-seven eggs in the hollows of trash-filled beaches
and pray her young into the foam

and I know how she judges her almost-gone
with the shell’s first clean fracture, and how much she holds
when she owns nothing and watches it race away.

I line it up for you, lay it down, armfuls, fistfuls,
incalculable catalogues of rinsed fingerprints

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Shannon24Sandra
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Jun. 14, 2013 at 2:58 AM • Report
CATHYSerrano
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Jun. 13, 2013 at 6:37 AM • Report
OldYoungOne
It is very nice.
Nov. 26, 2012 at 9:25 PM • Report
remember16
really really really good poem i enjoyed reading it you should cheak out some of my work.
Nov. 05, 2012 at 12:52 PM • Report
Kavon
You made such an adnormal metaphor about the sea turtle laying eggs into GENIUS POETRY!!!
Nov. 05, 2012 at 7:17 AM • Report
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