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   Best Friend



I do not preach from a pure heart

I do not speak from a clean mouth

I do not even cry new tears.

Because I know

You say I don't, but I do

I know that you know too



Always the crowd pleaser

All the holes in your body are open

Except your ears

You drink when you're not thirsty

You sniff when you're not sick

You tightened the screw when

it should not have been loose



You are ashamed for the wrong reason

for pity

for mercy

but not for yourself



Take it from me

it's not easy being a mother

Especially when the kid

is your

best friend




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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