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

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they made her dance in pretty shiny things
on all fours in a jester’s hat
they made her eat her silver tears
and make a mask of clay
but they took her paper heart
and their scissors snipped it away
and she was left with nothing but herself
a broken megaphone
and her filmy dress
to soothe her skin -



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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