Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ashley Merdkhanian: Under My Skin

Like nails on a chalkboard,
infants scream at the top
of their miniscule lungs,
and women relentlessly nag

at their husbands. That’s how
you get me. You manage
to find a way to crawl
under my skin and plant

a bomb that can expand
with your irritating habits
and blow up right in my face.
The aftershock is so easy

to feel, but one that
I can not live without.

Ashley Merdkhanian has received HONORARY MENTION in the 2010 Armenian Poetry Project writing competition in the teenage category.

1 comment:

William Michaelian said...

Ashley, this is very nice.