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

The normalcy of the day
Came eerily with the dawn,
Twinge with cool, creeping
Calmness over the tired morning,
From the minute's wake,
To the clothing excavation,
I would have been better off
With just a simple warning.

Gathering books and pencils
And tying up the shoes,
Slinging bags over my shoulders,
And inching toward the door,
I turn the knob ever so slowly,
Taking a step forward
To meet a viper, terrifying,
Staring from the concrete floor.

Shock took over my senses,
Panic grasped my mind,
Backing up with stalk-straight legs,
My screech met my ears,
The click, clack, tap of my mother's heels,
And her instant halt by my side,
“What's the matter?” came soon after,
With a swipe at my now-noticed tears.

“Look at the porch,” was all I said,
Then her gasp rang aloud,
“Get inside,” were my orders,
And they were followed swift,
A dialed number and an hour later,
The serpent fled the scene,
A gentle touch broke my trance,
And the day began to shift.

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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Loveveryday said...
Feb. 4, 2013 at 10:10 pm:
Sick wordplay, was it is easy being published in their magazine?
 
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Oct. 10, 2011 at 7:28 pm:
Felt like I was there.
 
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