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Canvas Teen Literary Journal is published quarterly in print, ebook, web, video, and audio formats.

two Hrs and a Dr.'s Note

Nhilynn Nguyen


A check up like any other
                  I, the Doctor
                  You, the patient
The diagnosis: nostalgia
Started with a hiccup for smiles,
And a headache of witty comebacks through the phone.
Ended with a cough of an abrupt goodbye,
And a cold sore reminding us of why things ended.

Dr.’s Note:
Forever it will return, like a seasonal flu
Preventing the heart
From the immunity of pain,
That could’ve been and was,
But never will be.


Nhilynn Nguyen is a part of the class of 2017 and attends an international studies magnet program. She currently plans to study international affairs or early childhood education in college. She is a realistic, honest, sarcastic, and supportive friend. She is in Interact Club, Student Government, Relay for Life, DECA, FBLA, HEROS Club, and Humanitarian Club. In her school, she helps run a school-affiliated app that focuses on having more community participation within all school events while earning points to earn school gear. She also is head of social media for the app and helps provide information to the community about certain events. In Relay for Life, she, along with 100+ members, fundraised about twenty thousand dollars to help find the cure and support cancer research. In her free time, Nhilynn likes to participate in art competitions, and won second place in visual arts for 2015 and first place for visual arts in 2016 for the Reflections Contest. 

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