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twenty-six million light-years This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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one day i will go searching for the empty keys and dew-damp stars that have greeted me every morning for as long as I can remember – but they will be gone. they will have been consumed by a supernova that burst twenty-six million... (more »)
this land. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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this land is [y]our land broken barren vacant rusting at the edges of every iron corner this land is [my] land forgotten forlorn ragged wind haunting every broken window & every open door this land is [y]our land... (more »)
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A Lot This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I'm seventeen. (Sorry about that, Mom. I'm sure you didn't envision this when you were pregnant.) I complain a lot, worry a lot, eat a lot, cry a lot. (Sorry about that, Mom. I can't just stop.) Argue with you a lot. (Sorry about that,... (more »)
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Poetry Sucks This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I don't do well with poetry. I don't do well with rhyming. I come up with stupid words that don't fit like bigotry. I regret the words I come up with, like what rhymes with rhyming? Poultry. Slime. Hosiery. Wait, what do you mean this... (more »)
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Children This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Scraggle-haired, red-cheeked, grass-stained things, running with wildflowers in hand and mud underfoot, shouting and stomping and grinning, sunshine sliding through let-down curls, all missing teeth and ankles showing beneath cuffs,... (more »)
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Concrete Jungle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The roar of passing cars, The cries of sirens echoing between buildings Are not the wildest parts of this jungle Animals mark their territory with graffiti and The vines of telephone wires dangle above, while Geysers of steam spew from... (more »)
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The Drowning Astronaut This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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sky full of teeth bone white and bleached leer in the darkness of shivering galaxies. too dark to survive too bright to hide gasping for air, spun by an uncaring sky. scuttling star shards send their regards unblinking and cold in... (more »)
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economy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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flashing lights and fast cars. popular football players and cake-faces. two-story homes and three-car garages. you think you are so important, but why don't you try holding your breath while counting your money and realize that at... (more »)
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Grandma This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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You are almost there, a paddle in your hands In the long, yellow kayak The splash penetrating the glassy sound echoing water like a spoon into soup separating the water as it slices into the lake shattering the reflection of the sky. If... (more »)
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Sandcastles This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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We are like African termites, Macrotermes bellicosus, ever reaching, building structures that stretch to the highest points at the top of the sky. There we blow our kisses to the gods. We are millions upon millions of micro-individuals... (more »)
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Please Stay This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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tired eyes 3 a.m. hold me next to you whisper in my ear let me know you'll stay (please stay please stay please stay) crawl into my deepest cracks and fill them with the words “I need you.” pull me tighter if I push away suck... (more »)
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Letter to the Unlucky This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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If you are the one to bury me, if I am lucky enough to spend my last moments knowing your heart is the one still trailing Earth's quiet curvature, bury me as you have done everything else for me, gently and sweetly. I don't want to be a... (more »)
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A Clear View This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
I allowed one last bubble to escape from my mouth Before I approached the surface; I captured the restrictive feeling That forced every limb to resist the water, as if I were stuck in a straitjacket. Numbness had quickly spread throughout my... (more »)
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Go Back This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
If I could tell six-year-old me All the mistakes she would make, She would be horrified, terrified, Wouldn't want to grow up. She would be told not to use a rolling backpack in public, And not to buy makeup in the dollar store, And that... (more »)
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Dead Worms in Washington This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I always liked the living room couch. Making mud houses in the springtime, for drowned worms. Gray eyes And a low voice that likes to tell ghost stories, when it should be asleep. But then, so should I. What's Seattle like? I hear it... (more »)
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Oceans This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Not too long ago, I saw a cookie as the sun. The sparrows passing by were like dragons in the sky and The meager dragonfly was the mightiest warrior ever. Today, a cookie's just a cookie and dragons don't exist. And looking through a... (more »)
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