We Are Only A Little Lost This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


We are only a little lost,
walking through hallways with pasted-onsmiles.
One ear listening to gossip,
the other to a nagging voice tellingus,
"You are nothing."

We are only a little lost
eatingour Saltine crackers
in 15 bites per salted cardboard square,
dreading thefeeling of satiation.
After a meal of salad and cooked vegetables
we run tothe bathroom
to thrust scarred fingers down aching throats
in an attempt toexpunge the guilt.

We are only a little lost
sitting in darkenedbedrooms with headaches from crying,
or worse, not crying at all,
Pressingrazor blades and pieces of glass
to tender young skin.

We are only alittle lost.






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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