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

His arms lag, head swirls
Blue

Escape, he tells no one, and drinks
Anger from a beckoning glass bottle
It swallows him up with a dragon's jaws
Into slick astral non-flight
Indigo

All too soon he thuds back to life
With a monster for a reflection
And a ravenous voice inside
It begs, claws through his stomach
To his throat, to his hands
Leads him back into toxic whiteness
Orange, yellow, burning …

In reality, he looks
Just like ashes
Stepping off the floor
Gray

He rises, desperate
Stumbles out
Into a steel and glass forest
Into the teeth
Of wolves in waiting
Absolute black

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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