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

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We laughed in the dark
but inside I was silent.
There was not enough light for me to see you
and I saw monsters.
Too many pregnant moments between us
were miscarried. There was no blood.
There was nothing.
Our arms empty of each other.
I atrophy.
Do you see me wither? I die,
and your hands are too soft,
I wasn’t ready.
You play with my heart when you kiss me.
Then you leave the room. Game over.
Better luck next time.
I don’t cry. I refuse to care.
The door is closed and
my eyes are closed.
I am empty. I try to smile, but can’t.
The monsters are under my eyelids.

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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