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I have found my God sitting beneath the
apple tree.
He wears a pair of faded Goodwill jeans
with holes at the knees.
His legs are bent
to his bare chest like a child’s when he
sits up in bed asking his mother
if there are monsters in the closet.

My God wears a baseball cap,
his overgrown frizzy white hair peeking out,
and doesn’t flinch when an apple
lands on his head.
His ragged, muddy sneakers
tap to the beat of rustling leaves.

My God can’t hear the cars in the street.
I have found him munching on
the green apples and the red ones,
smiling as only a polite stranger when
we pass.

My God refuses to stand and shake
my hand.
His hands are too sticky with juice.

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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MayaNelleThis 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 12:51 am:
wow. Heavy. Me gusta. Keep up the good work, man. I love it 
 
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