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I regret to inform you that I could not have possibly gained this much weight
So your snobbish attitude can cease
Your zipper should gracefully skate
Up my back and rest on my spine
If your manner continues I will be rather late
This is not acceptable behavior considering the money I spent on you
However, I continue to feel hate
Toward one that holds such an aggressive disposition
Please tell me if I'm asking too much from you
It's a rather mere request for you to fill
Just zip up and then I can go
Are you aware my ride is waiting?
I can hear the horn honking
But don't be ridiculous I'm up here
Pulling up your stupid zipper
And giving exasperated looks
When you decide to snap back down
Causing my ride to honk
My mom to yell
And my patience to wither
Even more than it already is
I'll give you one more chance
One final pull
Or else there will be consequences for your behavior
Thank you
Finally some compromise
Now I can finally leave
Just for you
To rip later

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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GJanet said...
Mar. 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm:
What a fresh idea....talking to a recalcitrant dress/zipper!  I liked the humor; especially the fun ending.  Kuddos to kks
 
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