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E.
The fuel gauge drops past a quarter tank,
laughing at me like a perturbed clown.
The red-nosed man won't get away with this prank
because tonight I'm going down.

E.
I hear the engine crying,
redlining in sixth gear.
My only way of escape is dying.
And I swore I'd never feel fear.

E.
Running low on hopes and dreams.
Filling up on worn out tears.
The light comes on – it's time for gasoline.
Dreading the action, I must shift gears.

E.
The worst part isn't the red lights on my dash,
but the red and blue lights in my rearview.
At this speed, I'll die if I crash.
This is simply something I need to get through.

E.
The law won't put an end to running away.
It seems as if only one thing will stop this Chevy;
One thing will stop this fiery renegade,
and that's the cursed line on EMPTY. But maybe tomorrow, not today.

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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revis92 said...
Feb. 9, 2011 at 8:08 am:
I understand your feeling of wanting to escape from your family life. i sometimes can't stand being around my parents and have to get away. I enjoyed your piece and would like to read more of your work.
 
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Mgymnast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 23, 2011 at 7:27 pm:
great job! i really enjoyed reading this!! and congrats getting published in the magazine!! Also, if you get the chance could you check out my work such as A Mirror Image & The Sinners confession (comment and rate them???) it would be greatly appreciated! THANKS!!! :):)
 
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