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A Portrait Of Extinction This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   There it is -

that great symbol

of wealth, of


prestige




and the elite,


on a thick



gold hanger


strong enough to withstand






its great weight.



The shades of brown

are extraordinary:


light as pine.

dark as mahogany.

Each strand of fur


looks like



it has been





individually soaked



in the finest polish





to create






and enhance




its superior shine.



The warmth and comfort



that a great fortune brought




must be






unbelievable.



I'm sure the creature

was once gifted with



this luxury, was




able to withstand






the coldest days







and nights of winter,







nestled in small dark cave,




like a baby cuddled next to his mother -







trying to share











the scarce heat.

Now he hangs on our expensive






gold hangers,










a portrait








of extinction.




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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