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A Poem for Katy When She Doesn't Eat This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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There is sickness so strong itholds mouths closed.
I see it in you.
You wear your health like a sheerdress,
pulled tight to reveal a body wasting
beneath light brownhair.
Your body is cold.
Hair grows long.
I give you looks to say Iknow.
They are our conversations.
You won't talk out loud.
Your mouthstays shut.
You give me looks that say,
look away, erase.
But realizethis:
there isn't much left.
You have been erasing too,
so all that isleft is the
thin gray smears of your cheeks
to be dusted away like the ashof a fire
burned too long,
unnoticed or forgotten.
So my mouth staysshut.




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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Hay_Wire This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 6, 2010 at 9:04 pm:
wow. thats amazing.
 
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rawr5 said...
Dec. 10, 2009 at 3:02 pm:
i love this your a really good writer:)
 
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appaloosa14 said...
Nov. 12, 2009 at 5:04 pm:
WOW, this is inpresive.
 
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