Monday Poems: Shinji Moon

Teen Idle

Shinji Moon is eighteen years old living in Manhattan. She studies English, Journalism, and Creative Writing at NYU. She has published a book of poetry, The Anatomy of Being and has had poems published in The Alembic, West 10th, and Freckled Magazine.

This week’s poem is called “If I Left You a Voice Mail, This Would Be It.” I didn’t want to share it at first because it holds a very special and painful meaning to me, etc. but decided to share because poems are meant to be read not kept hidden in the dark corners of memory. Anyway, I hope you like it.

“I almost miss the sound of your voice but know that the rain
outside my window will suffice for tonight.
I’m not drunk yet, but we haven’t spoken in months now
and I wanted to tell you that someone threw a bouquet of roses

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