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April 2015

It slowly crawled up the metal part
consuming the teeth like Coca-Cola—
snagging and biting
on any loose clothing.

I maneuvered it up
like a train on a railroad track,
snugly slipping
until it had reached the end
of the race.

And then I was enveloped with warmth.

© 2015 Lyndsey G.
Troy High School
Troy, MI
Grade 9

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