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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.



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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!
 
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