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

we fight like cats, backs arching
hissing, spitting.
you say, “grow a backbone”
oh, but that’s just what you need.
a backbone.
maybe you could face yourself.
a backbone, to keep you from
twisting all the way around
so the lies don’t slap your face
into blazen chagrin.
a backbone
so you don’t have to be
just like the ones who brought you here.
a backbone.

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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blwblw1 said...
Aug. 14, 2012 at 8:10 pm:
This is amazing! Reminds me so much of my ex.
 
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SavannahMcKenna said...
Oct. 11, 2011 at 10:00 pm:
good job.check my stuff if you get a chance.
 
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Lizz said...
Mar. 18, 2010 at 9:52 am:
I love this poem!! :)
 
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BMMSKN said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 5:53 pm:
LOVE THIS.
I WISH I DIDN'T HAVE A BACKBONE
SO I COULD TWIST ALL THE
WAY AROUND.
 
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BMMSKC said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 9:33 am:
I love the poem....really like the begining
 
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Inkspired said...
Sept. 10, 2009 at 7:47 pm:
This is a really cool piece. I like the idea and the way you wrote it. Very original!
 
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writer24/7/365 said...
Sept. 2, 2009 at 1:24 am:
this is really good i think anyone who sees it will love it!
 
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