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

Water isn't as sweet here
anymore,
or maybe my lips do not meet as much
without you.

But still I've grown;
tired
of removing the extra pillow
so as not to feel like something
is missing.

I feel a rattling in my
skin.
See, these bones
were meant to
break
and so are we.

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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