This I Know to Be True This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.

March 18, 2016
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Coincidences happen only when you
least expect them to.
Which is why, I suppose, grocery stores
never seem to carry marinara sauce anymore and I
can always make a friend in a Starbucks bathroom.
Two twins separated at birth
find each other on Facebook and I wonder
if one still thinks she is prettier,
or if they don’t wear makeup anymore
or if they meet for coffee
every once in awhile.
I searched for forks in a drawer yesterday
and came up with only knives,
scratched palms. Found bandages and
lost photographs in a
medicine cabinet that I thought
was long rusted shut.
I say I don’t remember the
street number of your house;
I could not mail back memories even
if I wanted to without an agenda
or a phone book.
I drive by your house on my way to work
anyway
because once upon a time you told me
everything I know to be true is wrong.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category. This piece won the June 2016 Teen Ink Poetry Contest.






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isuess said...
Sept. 30, 2016 at 1:31 am
This is really beautiful. I love the flow of it
 
David.Oberteniak This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 28, 2016 at 2:16 pm
This is great, keep up the good work :)
 
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