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I am not that thing right now.
The surface is wax.
People don’t see the under belly.
Wax melts; it scrapes away into little flakes.
I am covered in wax.
I want to be, I want to do.
I am not that thing right now.
The surface is paper.
Seeming to be a legal document.
Sign here please.
A small due for a whole life.
Paper rips; it can be shredded away.
I am not that thing right now.
I am a picture.
The captured past.
Faded, stained, and creased.
Worn down; no gloss.
I am that thing right now.
Caught by the shackles of time.
Voice silenced and overwhelmed.
Printed smile, ironed features.
I am a picture.
This picture is me.

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ChrisJThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 4, 2012 at 12:08 pm
Wow.... this really caught me off guard!!! This is a really good piece!!! Oh, and please make sure to read some of my pieces too, because I think that we have a similar writing style.
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