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By The Railroad Tracks

two people
not quite men
baggy pants
baggy shirts
yes not quite men
but not boys
either

they lounge
by the railroad tracks
something pinched between
dry fingers
smoke swirls
and the pathway reeks
of rebellion

they’re burning their homework
their report card
essays, college applications
their whole future
up in smoke
smolders to soot
with each gray-tinged puff





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Anita This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 1, 2011 at 1:23 pm
This is really good. I loved the line "something pinched between dry fingers." Also, the title was very... enticing. It's consise, in a very good way. Awesome job!
 
paigeturner9 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 1, 2011 at 2:25 pm
thanks so much! :)
 
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