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i remember waking up and not being able to see
i remember crying
i remember my mother finding me
i remember her sitting on the bathroom floor, me in her lap
i remember how much bigger than me she used to be
i remember her taking a damp paper towel and pressing it against my eyes
i remember crying harder
i remember whatever had crusted over my eyelids stinging
i remember her saying “shh, it’s all right,”
i remember her saying “you’ve been so brave, i’m almost done, ’kay?”
i remember how bright the bathroom lights looked when i could see them again
i remember my mother wiping the tears off my cheeks
i remember thinking the bits of gunk that still clung to my eyelashes looked like stars

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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