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They Say You Are Gone This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

they say you are gone (where did you
go, and will you be back) i think
they are looking for you (like hide and
seek)
a crash (two deaths) a hospital (one life)
blood (i am too young to be afraid)
i don't know how to miss you (but
i do)
one brother gone (josh) one brother spared
(jon) one friend i didn't know, and i
am too young to know permanency (death)
and you are hiding (but i am not ready
to seek)
and jon is mom (is my other brother
lucas) is too young to watch a casket
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and you are in it (but you are just hiding
until i am old enough to understand) forever

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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