Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

don't tap on the glass

By
More by this author
Oh, please don't take my glare
that trapped and hurt and baleful stare
too personally, I mean—
it's not your fault they feed me poison peanuts every day,
not your fault I suffocate
on my own s*** in here—
no, I'm not mad at you,
standing there outside my zoo
watching me with curious callous eyes
and tap tap tapping on the glass,
as if I might bite—
and you look at me like I'm the savage.





Join the Discussion

This article has 2 comments. Post your own now!

phoenixvanlaanen said...
May 8, 2012 at 12:54 pm
Wow. That was really, really well written. I love it. Wow... Great. Please write more.
 
Elena M. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 9, 2012 at 2:04 am
Thanks again :) hey, let me know when you put up work!  I'd love to see your stuff!
 
bRealTime banner ad on the left side
Site Feedback