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

According to the wolf,
Romulus's hands were rusty rakes
When he scraped away the stone
From his brother's chest.

It was a hideous wolf-shaped thing;
The edges!
Were sharp at times,
The edges!
Were diluted at times,

Like the blood in Remus's mouth
When the sky's water guided it
To the river.

And just like that
Every river
Can be confused,
Every body of water
Can be faded,
The history of an empire jaded

By a pinch
Of red mud.

A little trickle
A little regret

It's been raining
In Rome
Ever since

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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