Into the Mold This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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Does it irk you that I read Shakespeare for fun?
You laugh when I say I like Hamlet.
Does it bother you that I worry about auditions
while you work out for varsity soccer?
You smile at each other when
you see me tug my tap shoes out of my locker
and I hear your giggles down the hall
as you throw your
big important track bag over your shoulder.
Does it amuse you when I say I studied for a test
instead of watching that trashy show on TV last night?
Does it annoy you that I don’t wear lipstick to school
while you slip into the bathroom between classes
to reapply your Ruby Red?
Are you frightened by the fact that maybe
just maybe
I don’t want to fit into the mold that comes free with your
Teen and YM magazines?

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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ElleNicole said...
Aug. 11, 2011 at 2:56 pm

You're great for writing this. =)

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CheshireBlack said...
Aug. 11, 2011 at 2:25 am
SO TRUE!!!!!!
 
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