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The Wave This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


In the beginning, It was a distant, tiny rumble, another blip on thehorizon
Occupying a corner of my peripheral vision, no threat to the securityof my precious
castle, I went back to counting the sand flecks
Once in awhile, I noticed the gap between us growing smaller, and smaller, andsmaller

Until It was no longer a far-off vision, but close enough for meto smell the jellyfish
I hardly noticed It growing nearer, and nearer, andnearer
And taller, and taller, and taller
Until the day I found that It waslapping the tips of my tippy toes
Then my ankle, then my foot, then myleg
Until I found myself unable to even move
It gradually grew closer, andcloser, and closer, and closer, and closer, and closer
Gradually grew taller,and taller, and taller, and taller, and taller, and taller, andtaller
Eclipsing all sunlight, terror and dread slowly dripping down from thesky
Until the day It loomed over everything menacingly
Some try to run fromIt
Some try to fight It
Some try to deny It
And I ... I just lie backand count the sand flecks

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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