In the Dark About the light-colored substance

April 27, 2012
By , Saint Paul, MN
I look
No one sees.
When the time is right,
I ask to go to the bathroom
And run as I take flight.
I lock myself in a stall
And pick at the scab which has become part of me.
I see the pink grow darker still
And I wait to see my blood stop to spill
I scratched too much.
I wait and hope it stops,
But there is no such luck.
I unlock the door,
Hope the bleeding stops,
And run back quickly to my class.

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KatsK This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 6, 2012 at 3:21 pm
Well, I like it. I mean, I don't like that you have it, but I think it was well-written-ish. I like how it rhymes (mostly), although I feel that it would've been better if you could've finished fully with your rhyme scheme. Also, I thought that the capitalization for "I look And Wait And Hope And Hope That" was a bit tiresome. If it was just you trying to enter, and it automatically capitalizing, then just write it out in sentence form, and put // when you want to indent, and when you copy it, f... (more »)
Anni45 replied...
May 6, 2012 at 3:28 pm
Actually, that was it! I was pressing enter and then it was capitalizing it. It kept doing that automatically and I didn't know how to get it to stop, so I kept it like that. Thanks for commenting!
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