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The Snake This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   August:

the sun was blinding like a great yellow spotlight

it must have been around 100 degrees.

My friends and I

jumped

into the lake

with all our clothes on.



When we surfaced into the humid air

covered with slimy greenish-brown seaweed

I felt something slither

up my back.



As I looked down

at my shoulder

two eyes black as night

were staring straight at me,

hot coals burning on a barbecue.



My friends and I,

screaming,

raced out of the water

onto the wooden dock

that creaked and cracked as if it were going to

collapse under our feet;

the snake had fallen off my arm.

it inched

back to its home



August:

was a snake

sly, and misleading

that silently slid away and left me

alone,

exhausted,

like a wilted red rose

that lies flat against the damp green grass.




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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