Ivy League Poster Boy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

     sweatshirts; abandoned ski cabins
long, thin stretches of dry, greasy hair
cool breezes on vintage cars
and sepia photographs of autumn on the lake
Harvard Yard’s housing suicidal scholars
it all gets to be too much in the long run
thus why cross country sucks
- road kill
that’s what you are
wooden boxes
planters for bronzed trees
scummy windows like warm honey dollops
... Abercrombie and Fitch athletes don’t really know

how to row
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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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Lily">This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 16 at 11:08 pm
i love this so much!
ARW114 said...
Dec. 13, 2010 at 9:10 am
I really enjoyed reading this poem. MY favorite line would have be "Abercrombie an Fitch athletes don't really know," due to the fact that I know where this hatred is coming from. However,I found it difficult to read in some places. If it were spaced out more, or punctuated I believe it would benefit the reader.
KathleenE. said...
Jul. 23, 2009 at 1:14 pm
This is an insightful poem. I loved the development of "that's what you are"; I thought that quite powerful. And the overall tone of the poem was so somber yet beautifully presented. Your poem reminded me of Dead Poet's Society... Well done!
marykate:) said...
Jul. 21, 2009 at 1:24 pm
Great poem! i have to admit my favorite line has to be Abercromibe and Fitch athletes don’t really know:)
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