Eastbound 96 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

December 4, 2012
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pressing the pedal into
raw sunlight
toward exit fifty-two
sucking sugar
off a black plastic spoon
on the road to
no homework
and no people
the little pink LG
here for “safety only”
I could gaze
at the hashmarks in the sky
for too long
and just slip off the road
so I might need it
a hideous, unnatural noise
the fiery impulse
to fling the pink block between
highway grit and seventy-five
mile-an-hour tire treads
the stunning realization
that I won't text back
because I can't
without grating my life
against the road
the world can wait
and suffer impatience
as I press forward
into seventy-nine
for the sake of remaining
superbly anonymous
and the understanding
that the texting gluttons
will never know
a freedom like this

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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xG4RY said...
Oct. 26, 2013 at 11:47 pm
Damn, I love this.
xG4RY said...
Oct. 26, 2013 at 11:46 pm
Damn, love this. 
shinegirl24 said...
Jan. 16, 2013 at 12:52 pm
This was really cool, I loved the style you used. You did a really good job showing what was happening and not just saying it... awesome job!
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