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

The branches
looked full,
lush,
green.
They beckoned me forth,
whispering my name
against the breeze.
I reached forward
gently,
slowly
to touch a leaf,
to wrap pale fingers around strong branches
and hold myself steady.
But at my fingers
they turned
gray and bare.
Brittle.
Withering
at my
touch.

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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