Man's Best Friend This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   I am sixteen

And my best friend has betrayed me

The dog I cannot live without

Doesn't sleep in my room

Anymore

How come my room is

Always so empty

What if I wake

Before morning

And my dog's in the bedroom

Under my sister's bed.



I have to learn how to change

In time for the next night

My room is too big for me

Suppose I give him more time

His tail will wag merrily

And finally

Learn the truth about me

There is so much I want to do

And too little

Time to share with him

And the dog's in the bedroom

Under my sister's bed.



I didn't stop to think

About his side of it

I should have stayed his best friend

My throws are better than hers

Why do I have to be

The one

Playing sports

I won't do anything tomorrow

Will I be home long enough

To be with him

And my dog's in the bedroom

Under my sister's bed.




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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