C. Okonkwo, 10th - Suwannee, GA
Obsessively detached from all that is lacked
Because next to me is you and your famous attack
You go into battle, strong as a sea!
Still leave space for the tangents and misfits like me
I feel safe in your waters, they move calm and slow
So I quickly learn to follow and row as you row
I bathe in your presence, I dwell on your needs
I want you to feel how I feel when I see
When I see you in hindsight, scribbling bits
Making it all work with an arm and a fist
How all your jottings are filled, with the brightest of will
And you make us all spill our spiders in mind
Carefully toeing around, muttering “don’t make a sound!”
Until it did and was found, but you didn’t renounce?
How could I trust you? How could it be?
That someone has this much a sense to be glee
Where do you fall? And who do you call?
Seems the ship is kept up by a one-woman brawl
Do you ever feel homesick, sailing that trip?
Does it not get to be such a violent unzip?
Hitches quickly take their space in this drift
But you sit there and voyage and let it be rit
Students 6th-12th Grades