I see them. Staring. Never forgetting.
They want me. I will never forget.
I'm eating. So are they. Fat.
Slowly digesting each word. Forever Eating.
Down, down, down it goes. Regretting always.
Forever within me. Forever.


Age: 18, West High, Grade: 12

This poem was selected for the 2012 Poetry in Public project, sponsored by the Iowa City Public Art Program. Poetry in Public displays poems by local writers of all ages in Iowa City buses, downtown kiosks, and select public buildings from April (National Poetry Month) through the fall.

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on July 31, 2012

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