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There before me:
unabashed, the sun. A pale
disk, curling its tendrils through
the sky. 'Round it, the fruits
of its success. Well done.
You've lived again.

Inside, a crooning animal
stirs and looks out. It is
Nature's beast of passion,
asleep until today. A
liability.

The blind shutters are
clamping down on your moon –
dry face, a shield against the
sunlight. Education, and
what's more: a taming.

Hearken, past the
closure. Past the bluff. Some-
thing's scratching. Listen.
Listen. Listen. It's the world,
trying to get in.

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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