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Ode to Daisy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Brown fur,
Fuzzy from too many
spin cycles.
We garbed you in
a doll's pink coveralls
with three daisies
across the front.
Our faithful companion
on road trips and
plane flights. You've sat
for nine years through
China, Jamaica, Yellow-
stone and the Caribbean.
You're a well-traveled
Smoky Mountain bear.
Fished from an Oak Ridge
rummage sale, you've been
the star of childhood Pretend
games. And though your
social life has been
cut short
as we've grown tall,
you are still two sisters'
tradition.
Daisy Bear: Resident of
Beside My Sister's Pillow,
best teddy bea

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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