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Sincerely, Perspective This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By , Fairfield, CT
Dear (fractured sense of) self,
You aren't just a pair of milky wrists
heavy with the footprints of
crazed explorers.

You aren't just the rhymes
that translate like
soft molasses and
melt on your tongue.

You aren't just the number of
milligrams or
“I won't miss you's”
or dry Sundays.

You aren't the thinning liquor
you're swallowing back
between broken sobs and
perhaps truths.

Dear (the rawest form of my) self,
you are
real.
You are
glowing.
You aren't
just runny punctuation.
You are the story.

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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