See it Now? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

we are dead weight
when we wake;
blank minds shipped off
with tired faces
unwilling,
ready to be told what we feel and
how to do so.
– because
we’ve started seeing in nothing more than
black and white.
– because mornings mean sluggish pencils
on paper, not
sunrises or fresh air.
We’re taught to
look-straight-ahead-don’t-even-shift-your-gaze-for-screams-that-aren’t-your-own
so that we have become
The Blind Generation,
who would sooner swoon over a pop idol
on a tiny shining screen
all the while driving
under an elegant sky –
painted by the artists of passing,
bringing about the blue day,
carrying the dark
away with

clouds
of violet imaginations
and pink-white silk daydreams
that used to make us human.

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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