Saturday, May 1 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   Saturday, May 1

The t.v. hangs on the wall, what keeps it there anyway,
doesn't gravity pull it down, like that apple that fell on Newton's head;
when was that anyway.
The yellow pig jumps over the fence on the cartoon
as the children laughed crazily,
the men hooted and hollered at the stripper at the bachelor party,
as their wives sit at home painting their toenails red
to match the color of the embarrassed girl's face
as she sat at the lunch table with milk coming out of her nose.
Watching the t.v. fall from the wall in the shopping mall
where the kids loosened the screws causing it to fall to its destiny,
what is destiny anyway.
The washing machine rattled on and on in the basement of the apartment building
while the young man washes his shorts,
and stares at the rear end of the young mother on the other side of the room
while her kids watch Sesame Street while sitting on the washing machine
wondering why the t.v. hasn't fallen off the wall.

by A. L., Palmer, MA








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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bookthief This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 11, 2011 at 6:28 pm
Really enjoyable; it reminds me of a lot of my own work. I enjoy the relationships between the different people and the different places, which change so constantly that they provide a lovely flow to the whole thing.
 
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