What Is a Girl to Do? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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Between the swooshing
Of the respirator,
Between the beeping
Of those big machines,
Between my family
Sobbing, talking, sniffling.
What is a girl to do?

You lie there dying,
I sit here crying,
You lie there wheezing,
I sit here freezing.
So, what is a girl to do?

I talk to you,
There’s no response.
I talk some more,
Oh, there you are!
But still, what is a girl to do?

You open your eyes,
There’s fear you try to hide.
I’m scared too,
I don’t want to lose you.
So, what is a girl to do?

I kiss your forehead,
Brr, it’s cold.
Your temperature’s dropping.
Your heartbeat’s stopping.
What is a girl to do?






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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