Punks vs. Preps This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


There theystand
heavily gelled, spiked, pierced.
There theystand
polished, glossed and gleaming
Eyebrow rings arched withsarcasm
starched, crisp shirts appear threatening
Hot pinkpigtails
Slick ponytails
Black jeans, 7 and a half sizes too big
Khakis,a perfect Abercrombie fit
Both have hate imprinted in their glaringeyes
Both are insecure
wanting to understand themselves
One hides behinda label
to appear rebellious and unique
The other hides behind a label toappear as if they fit in
Although color and varying name brands may separateus
We're all the same work in progress when you turn out the lights.





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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