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This grease won’t leave,
my hands, residue from yesterday’s
leftovers.
No matter how often, nor how
hard I scrub
palms and fingers are never freed
from particles’
greed:
I am disallowed to feel
clean;
time upon time
day after day, a spot-
stain, or two, does persist;
yet I must not dwell, on
crumbs from Yore’s table,
before I, too, am
left-over, the
grease on my guests’ hands.

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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BlueAstronaut This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 9, 2010 at 4:15 pm:
"Out damn spot!" Out I say! But not today, or the next day. When I forget, the smaller it grows. But when I worry, bigger and bigger. It knows. It knows. Tick-tock. Says the clock. Tick-tock.
 
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Samantha G. said...
Jul. 22, 2009 at 4:23 pm:
very, very cool. there was a lot of underlying meaning that could go several ways. please keep writing. that was truly imaginitve and awesome!! :)
 
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