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Even Odd Smiles Are In This Season This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

This story is being written
With every breath in my being
Escaping through my fingers
And trembling on the keys
The trick, the trick is
To pretend I'm not writing you at all

Let's get me an education
Let's get me some kind of degree
I saw an agenda in a wastebasket
By the corner of your university

This story is being written
With every breath in my being
Escaping through my fingers
And trembling on the keys

I'm wearing my favorite shirt in the mirror
It's got blue patches on the sleeves
And the typewriter's typing away in the next room
Like a sadistic fax machine,
Wait, holy s***, I can't breathe

Is this my last weekend?
These words feel like the end of the world
I think the trick is
To pretend I'm not writing you at all

Like I would anyway
I would anyway

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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TheSkyOwesMeRainThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
today at 12:18 pm:
Amazing work!
 
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FaeNotMyNameThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 27 at 3:14 pm:
I'm really surprised how well-written this is.  I saw a bunch of ordinary titles when I clicked on the general song lyrics page, but then I saw the title of your lyrics and thought, Hmm, this sounds intriguing. But really, I love lyrics. Thank you for sharing.
 
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TheUncannyValley said...
Dec. 11, 2012 at 6:22 am:
This poem actually made me cry. Fantastic work.
 
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Ornella said...
May 23, 2012 at 6:50 pm:
lovely...like a sadistic fax machine? :)
 
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mimirocks124This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
May 23, 2012 at 4:41 pm:
wow. this is really fantastic, and i love how short is is. keep it up! check out my stuff?
 
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GeriDally said...
Jun. 8, 2011 at 1:12 pm:
This is SO beautiful. There's something about the imagery that, not only brings me into the moment, but connects me with the mood youre in. I can't name it, but I know that, for me, it's an amazing unusual sense of boredom, one that I admire of you, (if that makes sense.) It's refreshing!
 
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