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

“Your grandfather is dying,” he said
I thought about how I loved this man
Who smoked cigarettes in a derelict farm
With only two faded photographs of me on the wall
[Plump and six, innocence removed from its time]
And how today when I was arranging my future
Under the misnomered heading “family”
I was so terribly disappointed to check
The box “living” beside your name

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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