A Poe-Teen Reader                                           

In the ashen tarn the cracking wall
Is symbol: moody teen at the mall.
Madeleine's rant and coffin dance
Speaks to their pimply petulance                                  

Where it's gum go pop! and pierce your lip.
(Does Madeleine tweak her tank top tip?)                                  

Pouting, drugged, a lute aesthete,
Her brother Roddy mimes discrete.

He plays Nintendo overlong
Debating sis's scratchy song.
His CD player's synesthetic.
Normalcy? Parenthetic.

Heart throbs? Things adrenal?
His sober thinking tends to penal.

Lance Levens

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