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

When crazy green women start hacking off your limbs
You know something's wrong
With your life
Or maybe the way you've been living it.

I used to be quite the looker, too.
And though I may never regain my face
I hope to find again a heart
And peer inside it
To see if it was truly me who loved her
Or if she vanished
At the felling of my body.

Will she sit cross-legged on a dirt floor
Or swinging dainty, pointed toes from rough tree branches
Munching an apple
Reading a book
Biting into sweet blueberries
And look up at me, still smiling cheekily,
Simply appearing in the new muscle?

Or will she remain in faint memory
A forlorn ghost pushing at the fog
Forever trying to reach her handsome man
Chopped to the ground
Like the many trees
I thought I had conquered?

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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