Category: Teenlife

Elizabeth Joy Behnke

Your eyes Are like the constellations above us The stars The sun The planets You’re hiding life yet undiscovered in them I seek comfort That there are worlds Yet undiscovered within you And that I can discover them Or be them You’ve shared the light of the stars With me Made me believe That when my light is out I’ll have yours to guide me Maybe, you’ve done this to many Told them That your light will erase their darkness That the absence in their life Will be filled with the many worlds you hide within I’ve never seen...

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Haunted Identities

The vague memories At a babysitter’s house With a black cat She’d pick me up in the morning And drop me after you were back In all those hours I’d long for you mom The warmth of her cat Made me forget the lack of motherly love This was back in ’07 When I was just 4 We moved houses 6 times Each one you made me call home The walls were stained With somebody else’s wine The floors chipped With somebody else’s stilletos There wasn’t place for me to create identity So I chose not to Or rather...

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