Canvas

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Canvas Teen Literary Journal is published quarterly in print, ebook, web, video, and audio formats.

When my wandering mind met you

rebecca tseng


do you think of me?
do you think of me as much as I think of you—
in between texts and glances and brushes

wandering, wondering, constantly pondering
thoughts hurriedly scrambling
through my scattered, senseless brain

but amongst the mess that can’t remember a thing,
my mind always weaves its way to one thought
you push aside my post-it note reminders and
unravel my scrupulously string-tied fingers
until I am utterly, ultimately pivoted towards you

when my thoughts finally do wind themselves down, 
you inconspicuously sidle in daydreams
and I am blissfully floating in my sea of thoughts
before I realize that they are all about you

do you think of me?

do you think of me
like I think of you


Rebecca Tseng is a junior at Taipei American School in Taiwan. Her work has received national recognition by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Rebecca loves all sorts of writing, from to-do lists to biology lab write-ups. She will be the editor-in-chief of both her school's newspaper and literacy magazine next year. When not writing, she is probably sitting on her roof, eating doughnuts and reading a cheesy YA novel.

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