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The Dictionary This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.

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When I look at a dictionary
I think about the fact that
I too shall be gone
One of these days

Just as words
I too shall fade
From everyday speech
And everyday conversations

When people say
“I never heard that word before”
I think of people saying
Years after my descent into the grave
“I forgot all about her”

So I write and I read
So I can know
That these words I am seeing
Are remembered
And are important
And so am I

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category. This piece won the April 2011 Teen Ink Poetry Contest.






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