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   He grunts, anguished by the sun. His eyes, vacant of any thought, show only determination. He moves forcefully. The sun's rays, intensified by the desert sands, mercilessly hammer his neck. His skin aches for shade. But he ignores both and moves on.

Incredibly, the implacable sun above him is not his biggest woe. The stinking, rebellious herd of livestock cause him the most grief. The herd, sadly his only company, disobeys his every command. That is the worst part about his miserable existence; dumb animals mock him without end.

But that is his way of life. He knows he will be able to get by if he keeps moving the herd. Still, he dreams of those living in wondrous cities and sighs. He is rudely interrupted from his thoughts when one of his sharp-toothed animals bites his hand. He keeps going.

He grunts, anguished by the sun. His eyes, vacant of any thought, show only determination. He moves forcefully. The sun's rays, intensified by the parking lot asphalt, mercilessly hammer his neck. His skin aches for shade. But he ignores both, and moves on.

Incredibly, the implacable sun above him is not his biggest woe. For the banged-up rusty-wheeled shopping carriages cause him the most grief. The carriages, sadly his only company, always go crashing into cars. That is the worst part about his miserable existence; wheeled carts seem to mock him without end.

But that is his way of life. He knows he will be able to get by if he keeps moving the carriages. Still, he dreams of those working within the air-conditioned shopping mart and sighs. He is rudely interrupted from his thoughts when he cuts his hand on one of the cart's sharp pieces of metal. He keeps going. 1


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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anonmyous said...
Dec. 2, 2010 at 1:42 pm:
i liked it! i liked the way you reapeated parts of it. theres always something better is what this makes me think of.
 
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