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It Can’t Be This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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She had a fear of flying – of looking down and having nothing to ground her feet on. He had a fear of falling – of feeling his stomach dropping, limbs flailing, then suddenly, gone. She had a fear of flying, hated the queasiness of... (more »)
Bird Haiku This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
A glossy egret Floats above the pond of mud Dapper wings unstained Tall heron patiently Waiting over calm waters For silver snacks (more »)
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You Are the Universe This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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You are the universe with Nebulae in your eyes Thoughts made of clouds floating in A never-ending galaxy Tears great as the ocean washing over the soil of this life Your touch is filled with light and your heart flooded with... (more »)
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Shrink-rap Dreaming This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Sometimes I want to run away and join a ska band. I want to sneak out the window – Wouldn’t need to bring much. Just space for notebooks and a fresh shirt And of course my mother’s trumpet Silver and gleaming It... (more »)
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Remembrance This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Bruises blossom across milk-white skin Dark indigo flowers, blooming Purple petals opening, unfurling Spotted orchids scattered across a landscape of snow Splotches of night-dark paint The deep shifting colors of twilight blue... (more »)
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Crescendo, Diminuendo This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I play piano. Each note flows together like a river, While the push of pedals elongates the sound. The piece is like a roller coaster. Beginnings are usually quiet, But the most exhilarating part is at the top And the noise... (more »)
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Hunger This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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stretch my skin of thin paper jelly on my pale pink lips and i punch my soft belly. in the yogurt stained mirror leaned against the cabin wall, i cry and cry and cry and now i simply fall to the pee-stained carpet, itchy on my... (more »)
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Pressure This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Fans scream, sound becomes muffled, I dig myself a deep hole in the dirt, the pressure weighing on my body like bricks. (more »)
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Changing Events This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Morning 1. My favorite time of day, the sun cresting over the dew on the grassy hills, birds chirping on birch trees, it’s morning. Late night mysteries 2. A late night cast, the river full of mystery what will I... (more »)
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Hurting This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Your eyes are on fire Their flames matching the beat Of your screams. I cover my ears But I can still hear your voice Ringing. (more »)
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A Jar of Ink This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“Oh, there’s adventure out there!” I was told long ago, of ships and sails that scaled the sea as the night stars were low. “Oh, there’s a story out there!” I told myself I’d find the words... (more »)
Voices This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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My voice is the size of a galaxy Misted with stardust Ageless with the time it’s traveled The words I didn’t say caught by the webs weaved by my uncertainty Why, in a country that swears of freedom do I choose to stay... (more »)
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You Don’t Understand This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Do you know what it’s like? To speed walk to your car with your keys in-between your fingers. As if they are going to save you from whatever lurks nearby late at night? Do you know what I am thinking as I... (more »)
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For a Sea Storm This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Your voice of wilderness and ocean waves: knocking on my island cave, a black hole in obsidian rock – your breath: howling with hurricane urgency. I clutch my knees beside a saline puddle in the cavern, hoping to wait... (more »)
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Resignation This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Devour me though I’m not fit for consumption. Roast my marrow in stunted ember, the sickening crunch, the sickening crunch; Cross the ravine for the flow of my blood, sweet cherry liquor, flow down goblets of man and... (more »)
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On Growing Up This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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You know you’ve grown up when you can no longer Imagine things as you once did Everything seems so distant Swash-buckling pirate fights atop a ship’s mast Fairies living in a tiny hut in the backyard Mad Hatter-esque tea... (more »)
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