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Outside My Window This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


His arms reached up toward the sky,
like branches of the old elmtree
that used to sit outside my window.
I yearned to cut him down,
as Ihad that tree,
to allow light into my life.
But I could not find thestrength to do so,
and I remained cowering in his shadow,
quietly raking upthe leaves,
season after season.






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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