In Reverse This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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Eyes fall open
Dreams sucked to the back of the mind,
never visualized.
Thumb pulls the light on.
Legs slide first, then arms.
Toe. Heel. Toe. Heel.
Facing the mirror,
destructive thoughts sail
to the back of her neck.
Enough good not you're.
Water glides up every imperfect pore.
Tear ducts fill, waiting.
Feet shuffle back to the stairs.
Toe. Heel. Toe. Heel.
Fingernails replaster thin lines on the walls.
A quiet voice screams louder.
Her attention fades in.
A hand aggressively swings toward her
and steals the red mark away
from her face.
“Enough, good not you're!”
The voice yells.
She has felt this inadequacy before.

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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sparkofheart said...
Jun. 2, 2010 at 7:15 pm
that was really unique i loved it!
 
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