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January 6, 2018

Everything is white
plastic, or illegal
for us to buy. The drinks too tall, too fat
with so many colors that if they were frogs
they’d be poisonous.


My friend pulls up a floor tile,
revealing parched
Colorado dirt. I thought there was a cereal
killer in there. He thought there was something
to hide and I want to tell him
that there are lots of things hidden
in the food mart
but they’re all hidden in plain sight. I can’t believe
you’ve never come with us before
, my friends say.
I can believe it.

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Alise_Wing This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
today at 12:48 am
hmmm..we've all had this feeling before, in a tiny food mart out in the desert. Well done. Also, "cereal killer" made me stop and think.
0skyscraper0 said...
Jan. 17 at 8:34 am
This made me laugh and think at the same time. I love the authenticity in your voice. x
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