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When I open my eyes for the first time, I am looking into the eyes of myself. The mirror is tall and frameless, and I can see my whole body. My eyes are wide, blue and searching, while my body is short and lean. I can’t believe that this is the body I was given—it’s so perfect.

I look down at my hands and marvel at how lifelike they look. But I know that underneath the synthetic skin it’s just all metal and wires.

And as I stand there, I think my first thought ever.

I wish I were human.

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StormL. said...
May 23, 2012 at 1:03 pm
I really like this. I wish it was longer though.
cloudskater1 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 23, 2012 at 8:13 pm
I totally agree with you. I wanted to give it 5 stars because I reallyyyy liked it, but it was a little too much on the short side.
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