for teens, by teens

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

Botanical Gardens

Sarah Patafio

I visit every Sunday,
Sit under the wisteria
And eat the petals off roses,
Covered in pesticide and thorns

He loves me, he loves me not
Disposed of into my mouth

I feed on the possibilities
But am poisoned by the doubt

Sarah Patafio is a person. She lives in Connecticut with her father and sister and does teenager things like writing poetry and roller-blading in the dark. Past literary accomplishments include publication from the Scholastic Arts and Writing competition and from Teen Ink. One day, people everywhere will hear her words. Hopefully that day will be soon.

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