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I was fourteen when the red jeep pulled up alongside me.
Blonde head leaned out, lethal boy-man combo, he was talking not to me but
at me, hey you, nice ass
Nice ass.
Nice.
Ass.
Until that moment I was not aware of my body as something others
Appreciated or
Rejected or
Absconded with,
Taylor Swift t-shirt, purple flowers on my bike basket, what kind of girl did he think I was?
The question was not rhetorical.
Thanks, I told him, I made it myself.
Head disappeared and red jeep drove away,
That was the day I started
Noticing license-plate numbers.

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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BrisaThis 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...
Dec. 24, 2013 at 5:47 am
Chills, my friend. Chills. I understand the reason this went in the magazine.
 
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...
Aug. 17, 2013 at 2:34 pm
Great emotion in this poem. The innocence of the speaker is one I'm sure many people will relate with you—girls and guys. I enjoyed the ending to this. It added an element of surprise to it. Congrats on the Editors' Choice. 
 
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