Sesquipedalian Incubus This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


I was amidst a dream
When I used the word "implement"
In its verb form
In a speech to myself

Immediately afterwards, I awoke
And realized my superfluously fancy wording
Which deducted from my energy potential
I was consequently angry

Still awake, voices in my head screamed
As though to punish and tax me
For being intellectual or insane
Why couldn't I use or employ a less sesquipedalian word?

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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