Temple Street Phoenix This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   I want to dance up the sharp edges of the Phoenix

Fly along the angles of a bird rising from the fire

Tilt my head back and glance down at a square of

Coffeeshops and office buildings

Churches and banks

Cobblestones and concrete

Tying to decide who to cast my lot with

Morpheus or the lions

Maybe if I settle into the crook

Of the resurrected's wing

A decision will come to me

Where Christmas lights shine on a black bird

Arrested and distorted in the act of ascension




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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