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Jennifer L. Justice

She picks out the seeds,
Sweet juice
running down crimson fingers.
She licks them clean, hungry
for change.

One by one
She chews.
Her choices stick
between her molars.
Every bite means she can never
go back.

She swallows,


Jennifer is a recent college grad with the crazy desire to work with kids. She currently goes by Ms. Justice and spends her days corralling hyperactive teenagers—a.k.a. teaching 7th grade. She’s been told she needs her own superhero theme song, but she’s still working on the lyrics. Email: jjustice[at]

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