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stop touching me
like you're saving my life,
like it's a chore;
like i'm an exercise in morse
code or semaphore.

this is not war, i'm not
floundering on an enemy shore
(not anymore.) if i'm a deserter,
you're a coward for sure:
cowards are yellow no matter their color
your gray might fool them
but i'm several shades duller

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you're not worth the wait
& it's time to let go.

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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