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with the tip of an ink pen,
i perform this sacred ritual:
i tear open my chest
i rip apart my skin
i dig through my flesh
i drill into my bone;
and like an Aztec priest,
i grasp words from my heart
and offer them to the gods.

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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