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I had everything.
The sky and the sun.
A sense that the world had just begun.
That there is something to be won.

I had everything.
My mother’s kisses
And eyes full of wanting.
A pocket bursting with bills,
And a world to buy.

Then I had nothing
But a cheek stained with pink,
And empty eyes –
My watery dreams
Dried by a flaming star,
Too faraway to reach.

But now I have something
Memories made of what was,
A sky full of what is,
And eyes that see what can be.

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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