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

The clouds remained motionless
no sound but the ringing of my ears
it continued its frequency,
matching that of the low-pitch whine
building in my throat.

As crows began to call, they set the world
in motion
slow motion
revolving on its axis in retrograde,
each day seemed to loop like an overplayed show tune.

When at last I stepped forward,
I turned with the motion of the Earth
pivoting in the opposite direction
and returning home.

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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