Snapshot of Innocence This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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I stare into the lens of the old Canon,
my arm draped across his shoulder,
trying to keep him in place.
But he continues to contort his face:
Tongue out, eyes crossed, head cocked to one side.
Finally a smile,
his mismatched teeth glaring into the camera
that captures this brief tranquility.

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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