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Poem to Myself This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Smash the typewriter over your head:
the advice I'd give you in pre-computer times,
which neither of us were alive for
anyway.

But now, I watch you
scowling at your computer, pounding the keys, hell-bent
on spinning the thread of an idea
into a fine web of words.
I want to laugh as you find your lip, bite
it in frustration.

Burden not the world with your gilded
paradoxes and epiphanies.
Be not a false writer, a sensationalist.
You'd be better off binding your wrists,
ignoring the blinking cursor,
tossing the mouse out the window.

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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