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

January 5, 2009
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Yesterday, we decided
That potatoes taste like home.
We chose purple over pink
And ladybugs over butterflies.

We preferred our grandmother’s peanut-butter fudge
Over the kind in the store,
And agreed that wearing black is appropriate
At almost any occasion.

We found that the streets of Chicago
Are organized in a comprehensible fashion,
That luxury hotels
Are probably not worth it.

We laughed when she said “fountain,”
And I said “bubbler,”
When her accent
Was easily misunderstood.

I told her that her skin was always tan
Because of where her mother’s from.
She told me
That we have the same blood in our veins.

We told each other,
That we would chat again soon,
And kissed good-bye
Next to the Thai restaurant.

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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Muzix said...
Jan. 12, 2012 at 2:15 pm
I really like this keep up the good work !
smilingtillinfinity said...
Oct. 9, 2011 at 9:19 am
Really nice ! :)
It kind of makes me want to live in a small town. Life would be so much better there !
Ayme S. said...
Aug. 19, 2011 at 12:04 pm
it's quiet, and it's like a story, almost. keep writing
DeeDee said...
Mar. 17, 2011 at 3:07 pm
this poem "Conclusions" was awesome.  it should have been called "Memories" or "Thoughts of Us" or something like that.  It was such a sweet, homey feeling, remembering things that were simple and priceless as you grew up.  I loved it.  Keep writing!!!
Jessie-Mo said...
Jan. 8, 2011 at 10:49 pm
This was great, I loved it! Keep writing, Girl. This was great!
leeyiashay said...
Nov. 9, 2009 at 11:42 am
that poem was so good i rlly lykd it go gurl
nisa said...
Aug. 27, 2009 at 3:44 pm
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