Hip To Be Square This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   I wanted a maid named Alice

I wanted six brothers and sisters

Perfect images of the perfect children

Kinky polyester pantsuits

bell bottoms and ski lessons on a dog house

Davy Jones and a sappy prom

I wanted the happy reunions

But Mr. Brady died of AIDS

and all I wanted to do was turn the pictures in the

little black box

OFF


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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