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Sweater Weather This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.

he sighs and
i can feel the scrape of it
against my bones.
CO2,
razor sharp and
so cold
i pull my sleeves down
over arms that are already
littered with
red half-moons from
where my fingernails
have dug
into my skin,
seeking out whatever it is
that he seems to find
so wrong with me.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category. This piece won the April 2014 Teen Ink Poetry Contest.




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