i am enough This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

October 25, 2017

when i watch you from the wings,
fingers pulling on the ripples of curtains,
skin enveloped by your shadow,
i bite my lip to hold back my voice.
because, though i am quiet,
i am not silent.

i can look right at the lights and not be
blinded,
can be the only one on the stage,
and my knees will not knock.
my wingspan is larger than yours,
though you refuse to see.

when i am onstage,
i feel my wings unfurl.
shake off the dust and,
my heart comes pouring out of my lips,
hammering louder than yours
ever will.

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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i love this !
 
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Dec. 14, 2017 at 3:45 am
This is so true. Your great at writing. :)
 
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