Zombies Wearing Braces

September 13, 2011
By Madeline Wierzal, Palos Heights, IL

With my new metal mouth
I understand what zombies groan about
My old favorite, a juicy apple, is off the table.
Crisp shards crunch painfully, making me unable
To consume solids. My sore brackets crave
Something soft and gooey, so my new fave
Tastes something likeā€¦

The author's comments:
I got my braces off a while ago, and I couldn't believe how much I missed eating apples.

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