A Learner's Permit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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gripping the wheel
and gritting my teeth
ignoring my father
sitting next to me
while trying to avoid
the bright red truck
parked on my right
i see another little girl
gripping the handlebars
and gritting her teeth
ignoring her father
walking next to her
while trying to avoid
the dark red mailbox
coming up on her right
both of us wondering
when daddy will take off
the training wheels

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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SaraB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 16, 2009 at 3:46 pm
I liked the parallels. I'm getting my permit next year, and I have a feeling my dad will be just like yours in terms of being able to stress me out. Good luck! (with the writing and driving.)
 
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