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

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     A deluge of rain smears
the scene at Crossley Road:
Light etched in the cracks
of a sun-baked street sign
A Morse code in the middle,
deciphering the great divide
The dusty smell of pavement,
mixed with perfume escaping
from a blind stranger,
whose arthritic hands clutch
a yellowed photograph, praying
she remembers what youth looks like
She waits - suspending her breath -
for the bus to take her away
from the spotlight of a stand-alone streetlight
and carry her grave soul home

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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