A Warranty on Memory This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

July 6, 2009
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I learned too early,
Too late,
That the only memories preserved
Are in the cold, hard,
Carefully calculated
Pixels
Of the digital age.
That's why,
When I was close to turning fifteen,
A year where one should gaze forward,
Not back,
I asked my mom for a camera.
She never inquired,
But I'm sure she noticed
In my fluctuating hazel eyes,
A longing
For something that couldn't be forgotten,
Replaced,
Taken away.
My camera became a warranty on memory.

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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Jesssssssss This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 30, 2009 at 7:31 pm
this is so, wow! i love it!
 
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