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  November 2016
volume 13 number 2
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  Maria A Arana
  Shawn Aveningo
  Wendy Bourke
  Jack G. Bowman
  Alan Britt
  Adam Levon Brown
  Jeffrey Bryant
  Don Kingfisher Campbell
  Alicia Carpenter
  Natalie Crick
  Carla Criscuolo
  Frank De Canio
  Marvin Louis Dorsey
  Miguel Eichelberger
  John LaMar Elison
  Gabriella Garofalo
  Dave Houston
  Dani Raschel JimĂ©nez
  Scott C. Kaestner
  Sofia Kioroglou
  Deborah P Kolodji
  Rick Lupert
  Donal Mahoney
  Afric McGlinchey
  Frank Mundo
  Chika Onyenezi
  Adam Phillips
  Bethany W Pope
  Nydia Rojas
  Diana Rosen
  Walter Ruhlmann
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Alicia Carpenter
November 2016



photo by marie c lecrivain

    "My name is Alicia Carpenter, and I'm a sixteen year old girl. I am a junior at Royal High School. I've been writing for a long time and it has grown to be my passion."



Sucked Into Society

She looked so illusive,
exactly like a doll
you would buy at a store.

Everywhere I turned,
they talked about
how she's "goals",
or how they wished
they looked like her.

At first, I was against
having an idolized image
I know I'll never become,
but as time passed,
more and more people
looked like her. A constant hissing
in my brain kept telling me
to give in, to be something
I was most definitely not.

As the hissing grew louder
I grew weaker, until, finally,
I was sucked into society.

copyright 2016 Alicia Carpenter