Thirst And Toenails This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   The shrill cries

echo in the coolness of the morning



Her stiff body slips and falls

as she tries to stand up.



Her toenails clink on the cold

of the linoleum floor.



She struts toward her bowl

for a drink of water



Collar dangling

like the sound of bells



As she laps the water

her thirst is quenched



and slowly she returns

to the comfort of her warm mattress




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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bewareofbunnyrabbits said...
May 7, 2014 at 9:14 am
I like how you keep the reader guessing. I thought it was a person for the first few lines and then I figured it out and I like that
 
Imaginedangerous This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 8:30 pm
Is it a cat or a dog?
 
kmarie17 replied...
Oct. 3, 2010 at 6:05 pm
ya its really good, I was wondering the same thing
 
SeductionEyes said...
Apr. 17, 2009 at 4:49 pm
this is interesting
 
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