Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

Grocery Store Fictions This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Custom User Avatar
More by this author
Women compare their complexion
to the sultry smooth skin of rosy peaches.
The cash registers chime, serenading
the vain customers with every beep and rattle.
A teenage boy licks his lips and grins
ravenously as he watches girls bend
to reach the bottom shelf of the magazine rack.
Bell peppers nestle between carrots and scallions
whispering spicy, gossipy secrets to each other.
The children cry in the aisle of ice cream,
demanding gallons and writing
their names in the frosty windows.
Steaks watch from their bed of ice and wait
lazily for heat lamps to kiss them alive again.
Everyone lingers at the bakery, pausing
to inhale the undeserved sweetness.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




Join the Discussion


This article has 1 comment. Post your own!

beautifulspirit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 7, 2012 at 7:37 am:
Cool---didn't realize that all of this happens in a grocery store:)
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Site Feedback