Locked Out? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

March 29, 2016
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Yes, Mom! I’m locked out of the house!
I forgot my keys, right next to my mouse!
I used the computer to print out my essay.
And left them there cuz I can’t miss the school day.

Our neighbors aren’t here, they went to the court.
Something about marriage, maybe child support?
And I don’t feel like walking down the street.
I would, but my back hurts, and so do my feet.

Mom, I’m getting tired, I need an extra key!
It’s humid, I’m dying, and I have to pee!
No, don’t hang up! I need your brain.
Hurry, I think it’s about to rain!

Fine, fine, I’ll calm down.
Yes, Mom, I did look around.
What? Did I check under the welcome mat?
Um, yeah, I don’t think I did that.

Okay, I’m looking don’t throw a fit.
Oh look, I think I might’ve found it.
You see? I knew we had an extra spare
Hello? Mom, are you still there?

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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