Dear Matt, This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   Far away.

I wonder if you are different.



Maybe you bleached

your black wavy hair

bright blond

like the dried ends of corn husks.



Maybe you lied,

to your new friends

about a nickname

and how they call you "Buzz"

or "Scout"

or "Jazz"

just to be different



I know

you and I

had a rough time of it here

because we

were so different

from the rest.



Maybe you just want

to drop

all you left behind

into a black hole

where the nothingness

of space

will swallow it whole

But I'm behind you too, now.



Give me, a Buzz

Scout me out.

keep in touch,

and all that,

Jazz.




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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