keith | Teen Ink


May 5, 2015
By radicalchickster DIAMOND, Jericho, New York
radicalchickster DIAMOND, Jericho, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Never, ever, ever give up."

your breath curdles like steamed milk in the ice cold atmosphere

you hold the neck of the bottle
real close

and swig back state-of-the-art
expensive Vodka

or maybe it's one of those really cheap brands

I don't know

but we're swinging back and forth

on a rusted swing set

on a deserted beach

complete with silver sands
nothing bette

and you're telling me about
your life,

as I discuss mine, always
we're catching up

my legs pump the air furiously

my faded golden hair gleams like

the rust of the swingset bars
i don't know why it matters

but it does

every little inch i smile
every bat of my eye lash

every innocent wink

every conspiratorial glance

when people don't understand us
because we're best friendsand we get each otheralways

The author's comments:

I have a very good friend(if my boyfriend is reading this lol, he gets silly jealous) and he lives in NY. Every time he frequents the place where I live, we hang out. And this piece is dedicated to him. He knew my father very well, as well as everything about me. We've always been close since that meeting four years ago when he thought I was my sister(we look very much alike), pulled into the parking lot of my apartment complex on his cherry red Ducati, got my number, and from that day on we were inseperatable. We don't always talk, as he and his girlfriend just had a baby, and since he lives all the way in Queens, and only owns a summer home out here, it's quite hard to navigate a close knit friendship these days. But whenever I need to talk or he wants to get in touch and BS like old times, we're always there for each other. I love you, dude. You're like a brother to me. This is for you!!

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