Goodnight This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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When was the battle lost?
So many dates build
to that final release
the seal of approval
left by lipstick
and Cupid’s bow.
Did you not like
the aisle that we shared?
Was it too dark?
Too light?
Or was it
the evening as a whole?
The lump sum of multiple insults,
beginning when I bought the tickets
and continuing through
my elbow’s invasion of the armrest?
I noticed you
twiddle your thumbs patiently.
When the lights came back on
we sat motionless;
I walked you to your car.


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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