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skeleton boy

suck in.
his ribs stick
out like piano
keys and
i could break
him in
half.

step on.
he has bags
under his eyes,
and i don't think
his frail frame
can carry them.

two bites.
his eyelashes
touched his cheeks
before they
started
falling out.

thirty squats.
i can curl
my fingers
around his wrist
with ease
and he
smiles.

skip lunch.
he is cold,
and i am too
but
my jacket will
always be his
in the end.

locked door.
i can hear him
retching
in the bathroom,
and i am not
allowed in.




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NewBeginningsThis 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...
today at 8:12 am:
A beautiful peice. Dark and expolarative. Absolutley beautiful.
 
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