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

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She holds her hatred
out for all to see,
like the heads of deer
arranged on a wall, or
posters for prom queen
that fill a crowded hallway.

She has more regrets than
the time spent
weaving a Persian rug, or
the number of hairs that have
shed from her cat.

She complains more often
than it rains in Seattle, and
she complains about
how much she complains
but doesn't see the irony.

She sells her lies like
drugs on the street;
she spoon-feeds them to people,
but cannot handle someone
someone feeding them to her
for once.

She has been broken
like a fragile skull
after a blow to the head;
she is shattered and is
taped back together with only the
anticipation of a better life and
the empty bottles of whiskey
she stores in her closet.

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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Godinspiresher43 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 21, 2014 at 6:48 pm
I appreciate the effort you put into this poem but I feel like whatever you said in this poem has been said before. Idk it just felt like I've read poems just it many times before.
 
hannahemily said...
Apr. 21, 2014 at 12:24 pm
Absolutely amazing, your similes and metaphors really paint a detailed picture. Keep up the great work! 
 
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