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


His eyes were moist,
Red-rimmed,
Blinking furiously,
Shaking like a young sapling.

His shell began to crumble
The hard exterior became brittle
The breeze removed the last pieces
He was exposed to the elements

The breeze baptized him
The wells in his eyes dried
His breath slowed
His emotions
Free

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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