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I Never Get Anything-- Except Food Stuck In My Teeth This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   I Never Get Anything
- Except Food Stuck in My Teeth

And so, everyone is going to Homecoming;
but not me.
And all my friends are straight A students;
I'm average.
And I'm no one now that my best friend has a boyfriend;
he's got blue eyes, and is more interesting than me, I suppose.
And that really handsome guy I always see in the hall
hasn't smiled at me for a week;
and I make eye contact all the time.
And my mom is on my case because I'm getting a D in Spanish;
She's a Spanish teacher.
And we're reading this poem in English that I just don't get.
But that's not surprising
'Cause I never get anything,
except food stuck in my teeth.

by A. S., New City, NY


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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