What If They See Me? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   What if They See Me?Waving, motioning to meDid I want to go over?What if I was seen?She's so dirtyLook at her handsMarker stainsLike she was picking berriesRunny noseSnot on her sleeveCigarette in one handBasketball in the otherHoles in her sneakersSocks mismatchingShoes untiedSkinned up kneesHer little sisterNaked at the doorScreamingI should go say hibut what ifMy friends roll by?They might see me withThis girlThis dirtyNastyGrungyUglyUnkemptGirlI wouldn't want them toSee me with ...My Best Friendby Michelle Lehman, Wilmington, DE


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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