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The Ballad Of The High School Junior This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   the TaXinG MaGniTuDe fallS

on mY SHouLDeRs. FilleD WiTH

all The STReSSeS of liFe.

iT iS my BaCKPaCK.

EXPeCTationS MounTinG.

MeaninGleSS QuanDRies,

The FuTile PurSuiT of ReJoinDeRS,

anD the GranD Scheme of ThinGs.

the WeeKenDs Seem yeaRS aWay yeT onLy SeConDs LonG.

PaST BeDTime on ThursDay

i aPPeaR as

EDVARD MUNCH'S "THE SCREAM."

The BeLLiGeRent TelePHone Goes

unanSweReD. ring

RING!!!

my Veins CRaVe ...

"fun." YeT fun

is a ConCePT

LonG ForGoTTon.

houRs DRaGGing.

sleeP,

sleeP.

WHeRe DiD iT

Go?

the Days LaST

Too LonG.

the Sun sLeePs

Too Soon.

anD i am STRaineD.




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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