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

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     I remember when coming home
Meant forgetting my keys
And sheepishly asking
To stay over at your house
Because my mom wouldn’t be home
For three more days
I remember the smell
Of apple-flavored cigarettes
The dirty clothes strewn
Across the floor to hide
Your magazines
And the card I gave you for Christmas
I remember Friday nights
Sliding down the ice
On the hill behind your house
Dialing the number for the ambulance
When you slipped
And broke your arm
I remember the closeness
When your hands covered mine
On the black and white keys
Of that old piano
Choking out
Moonlight Sonata
I remember that night
The bottle breaking on the wall
Into a million shards
The sting on my flesh
And the smell of apples


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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