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Bus B43 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Purple balloon treasure,
Red jacket to warm bare arms,
Tying tangled hair with pink ribbons,
Twitching to silent metal music –
The trees are violins, and aluminum cans
Are cellos and drums and basses.
Leaves rustling outside like red heartbeats,
Dropping in autumn wind.
A blue dingy bike and paper bag,
Black backpack ripped at the seams,
Holding bits of brown comfort:
Their cardboard kingdoms,
Filled with rat-infested blankets
And garbage can trophies.
Dirt-smudged chin,
Snaggle-toothed grin,
Goosebumps turning contagious
With colder weather.
A man and a woman, unrelated,
And me.
We are the trio
On bus B43.

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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411Ellie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 3, 2013 at 10:47 am:
Wow! It was amazing from beginning to end, but the final lines were what really truck me. Keep it up!
 
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