All the Rage Back Home | Teen Ink

All the Rage Back Home MAG

April 7, 2017
By CamillaRhodes BRONZE, Wyckoff, New Jersey
CamillaRhodes BRONZE, Wyckoff, New Jersey
1 article 0 photos 0 comments

Dug a well
thought I would sell
water in buckets
to thirsty people
from my hand-crafted
deep and round and
dark and sound
and cold and wet well
and when I found the
rock at the bottom and saw
the dirt floating up
above my hair
shoving a spade until
the spade bent and no ground gave
then I realized
I may have dug to bedrock
so I cut my losses
being my own boss
I ordered my tired legs to sell
the water I had dug
only to find when I returned
water had gone out of style
thrown aside for coca cola
but luckily
dirt has become all the rage back home

Similar Articles


This article has 0 comments.

on Apr. 12 2017 at 6:01 pm
HereSheIs BRONZE, Wellesley, Massachusetts
3 articles 0 photos 192 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." -Plato

Woah. So beautiful and deep—you're an amazing poet :)

Parkland Speaks

Smith Summer

Wellesley Summer