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Sweat beads down his back
Welts and blood and dirt and tracks

Fresh sushi lays on the plate
Spotless utensils lying straight

Thai man yells for him to work
Twenty hour under that merciless smirk

Boy and girl bond over fish
Enjoying a simple, tasty dish


He sees another collapse and die
Man tosses him over without a blink of the eye

Deep fried fish cooked at a restaurant
Tossed and served with a flaky croissant

Salt and dry and skin and gut
Get burnt by a tossed cigarette butt

Girls cook fish at a sleepover
And eat while they play downriver

He tries to run and make it home
They kill him and toss him into roiling sea foam

Lady at a dinner sips a bubbling drink
And cuts into her meal, her salmon pink




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MckayThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
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I love your feminine rhyme in this poem. You didn't just do plain chliche rhymes. And the overall concept of the poem. And the message you convey is powerful. To me, this is a fascinating poem. Moreover, thought-provoking. 
 
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