Notes to My Possessor This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

     Years ago and many days in the past
you owned me with orders.
To call you a mere pest
would be a sincere and gross understatement.
As for the loss of my mind,
never mind my words.
You can hear nothing but your own voice.
Hysteria washed over me. I shook.
And like a Christ-built vice
you held me like a condemned man.

But I am almost immune to you, for the time being.
I was your slave for much too long.
And though I hear you, I can’t gather what you’re saying.
If I had a choice I would rather walk a tightrope across the Atlantic.
This I would do.
Undo your ties completely.
Though I greatly appreciate you giving me a long leash.
When one thinks of me, they will think of you.
When you were hungry, my brain was a much-needed feast.
We don’t much like one another, but we’re each other’s company.

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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Jan. 16 at 11:16 pm
i love this so much!
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Apr. 17, 2010 at 1:35 pm
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Nov. 8, 2009 at 11:12 am
i love this. it's beautifully written.
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