Sunday Night This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.

father
placed the sun valley eggs
atop the glass of the dining room
table, gently, so that the yolks
stayed inside their shells.
sister
stayed quiet
the way that she likes to,
brought her elbows to her knees
and let her eyes gloss over.
brother
whistled the cats to bed again,
kissed them when he thought
nobody was watching.
they are probably
fast asleep in the garage by now.
mother
counted our blessings
on her long fingers,
didn’t have enough, so
she smiled.
i
curled my body up
on a kitchen chair, tasted
the bakery’s chocolate-frosted
sweetness; the yellow cake
was soft,
crumbled against my lips.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category. This piece won the December 2014 Teen Ink Poetry Contest.






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Mckay This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 18, 2016 at 4:14 pm
I'm upset this doesn't have any comments. It should have pages brimming with comments. You take something seemingly arbitrary and bring scenic life to it. I love the descriptive imagery you use to detail each unique characteristic for each of the people in your poem. Very keen. Congrats on the prize for this poem. Very deserving. (I know it's been a while since you received it). 10/5
 
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