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Water Lily Drifting This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By juneday, Barrington, RI

on the water
lilies spread wide,
spinning in giddy circles on a reflection of the sky.
like a blind child stumbling,
they bump against the smooth curve of stones –
pain sends
red flashes
vibrating through the water …
A petal falls,
bright against the black pond,
drifting alone,
it is an uncrewed boat curled upwards by the waves –
before going under.

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