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

     Kill the headlights.

Am I confined to a looking box in the road?

Feet melted to the pavement, one with the dreary mold while faces peer through the glass

fields of their minds.

I’ll take a bat to that windshield and leave shattered views behind.

Don’t test your theories on me; your ill-based opinions are not the least bit needed.

But I am pasted on this road: an old adhesive, but the glue still boasts its hold.

How can I progress? With each step I take my feet sink deeper into the street and I get

Heaved into the black lake. Waist-deep, the tar calluses around me and my lungs become

Filled with thick concrete.

Breathing purely hasn’t served me best.

But I will not allow myself to suck down every willing poison.

This incorrigible road will encourage me to run through unhindered meadows.

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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