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

our booming voice
gives me the power
to close my mouth
and look away.

slap.

your hand connects
with my cheek
and leaves a sting
i've felt before.

you finish your lecture
your face red; eyes beady
and i scurry away –
shaken.

turning off the faucet,
i wipe my face,
and pray you won't notice
my eyes are red.

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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LaShay_25 said...
Feb. 28, 2011 at 8:59 am:
i sometimes wonder if the world runs off of love or hate lately it seems like hate , please keep writing ur really really good =]
 
Freedom-M. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 4, 2011 at 6:52 pm :
Thank you.
 
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