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

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Somewhere,
in a high-clearance government building,
in the middle of Maryland,
there is the Department of School Photography.
For a study made long ago
revealed that teenage egos
are simply much too large.
To make room for the sludge of
dates and equations
essential for future career success,
it is deemed necessary
to un-cramp our skulls from our blimp-like
self-esteems.
Meticulous clerks
concoct foul-smelling Uglification Solutions.
Picture negatives are dipped in
the liquid and are horrifically transformed.
When perfectly nice-looking
boys and girls
open up their school picture packets,
their egos never fail to shrink five sizes.


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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CreativeClaire468 said...
Sept. 27, 2014 at 3:03 pm
I agree. Awesome way of capturing the truthfulness of pictures.
 
LuckyThree said...
Apr. 17, 2010 at 4:04 pm
'nough said. I agree.
 
Eilatan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 17, 2010 at 10:03 am
wow, this is amazing! i love the descriptions. this is a poem everyone can really relate to. good work, keep writing!!!!!!
 
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