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

December 4, 2008
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Everyone is always talking.
Talking about:
Before. Before love. Before life. Before ­losing a hundred twelve pounds. Before the material world infests your mind with rules about shoes and lipstick shades.
Talking about:
The after. After finding your other half. After dying. After being able to fit into clothes from twenty years ago for who knows why that desire exists in some. After “being ­happy.”
But what about the in-between?
The middles?
The road there?
I have never seen the cover of Seventeen plastered with someone who isn’t there yet, someone who is on their way. Doesn’t ­anyone care about those?
About me?

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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AristotlesApprentice said...
Oct. 6, 2011 at 5:03 pm
great poem! i agree with you on how you think thats how everyone lives and thats what everyone talks about. how terrible it was before, and how its either gotten better or worse, but now one talks about the most important part, the most exciting part of the trip, the road in between. revealing this part of the journey could prove that you have what it takes to strive through anything.  
Paig3Cagl3 said...
Nov. 6, 2009 at 2:44 pm
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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Victoria S. said...
Jul. 12, 2009 at 6:50 pm
That is an amazing poem. My work is being checked so i hope you will read it!
Slanier said...
Dec. 15, 2008 at 5:55 pm
You know your right you don't see people who haven't made their way on the cover of seventeen. Not that I read it. But still they just don't care about the little people like they used to.
anonymous said...
Dec. 15, 2008 at 4:06 pm
i do
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