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

December 17, 2010
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I must tell the truth.
I will tell the truth.
I confess to:
flushing the toilet while
my brother was showering;
sharing his favorite foods
with my mini-dachshund;
fortuitously calculating the exact moment
he would fall asleep and then
testing the smoke detector;
“misplacing” his prized PS3 controller;
hiding my used socks in his
clean, freshly laundered pillowcase;
enjoying every moment of torment
I inflicted over the past 16 years;
missing those glorious, golden days when
annoying, bothering, and frustrating him
was possible;
wishing those days could return;
missing my brother away at college.

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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Zeesrock said...
Sept. 19, 2012 at 9:58 pm
Its so amazing how i feel your emotions throughout the poem. 
 
Sabers30 said...
Sept. 19, 2012 at 3:47 pm
I love this! It is so hilarious! I think I would miss my brother if he went away to college also!
 
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