Teen Poetry Collections

How I'm Feeling

by a young man, age 17

I don’t know how to explain how I’m feeling—
It’s like a warm bowl of noodles
Like Chuck Taylors on my feet, low
Like the smell of a cement garage
Like a stack of bills
Like a hug from a friend after a long time apart
Like sinking into a big pillow.

I get to go back to treatment
It means that I’ll get another chance
To get my life on track
So I can spend Christmas with my mom and sister