The Box of Many Colors This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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I pull them out one by one -
Ruby red,
Peacock purple,
Gritty gray.
Crayons of every color.
Shades of blue,
Shining yellows.
Smudge across the pages.
In the lines,
Out of lines,
Scribbled,
Polka-dotted.
Shapes made in every color.
A box of sixty-four,
If they break,
They shed their covers
Just like little butterflies.
Pudgy fingers grip
Slender sticks of wax,
Holding firm but not too tight.
In the Princess backpack I place
the bright yellow box,
with a sharpener in the back.


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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IndieChick10 said...
Mar. 3, 2014 at 3:27 pm
Super cute. Brings back kindergarden memories:)
 
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