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

Unfriendly ink
Eats into the delicate skin
Of my wrist.
A cigarette burn,
An x marks the spot,
A tattoo to remind me,
A splash of paint to cover the stains.
I carry it with me,
Clenching and unclenching
My fist,
To make sure the hand is still
Mine.

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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