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Miniatures in plaid swerve silently through the museum
Repeatedly halting in a tight pack to stare and then move on.
The teacher stops them at picture of fruit.
She ask, “How does is make you feel?”
I think in my head, Hungry? and smile
to myself
But they stare in silence.

Are they being enlightened or just ­mimicking?

But we swerve in silence, halt, stare,
look at that same fruit in that same picture.
We are all hungry for enlightenment,
But honestly, we might just be mimicking.

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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SarahWaters This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 20, 2011 at 5:32 pm
I like this. I definately feel sometimes like people just pretend to be moved by art, because they think they're supposed to.
 
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