Student Voices

January 30, 2021
January 30, 2021 Angie Olds

Student Voices

Winter Edition - Sneak Peek

Here’s a special sneak peek at a poem that is part of the upcoming Student Voices page. We couldn’t resist sharing this poem as we all watch the weather forecast for Sunday and Monday.

Stay tuned as we feature more Student Voices in days to come!

 

“Superstitions,” by Sara (8th Grade)

A spoon in my left hand,

three ice cubes in my right,

I race up the stairs

and into the bathroom,

toss the ice cubes into the toilet,

flush,

and stop to look at my reflection.

Ten-year-old me smiles at herself in the mirror,

short blonde hair,

gaps in her smile,

wearing her favorite Christmas pjs inside out and backward,

with a spoon brandished in her left hand like a wand.

I dart down the hall to my bedroom,

shove the spoon under my pillow,

and run through the check-list in my head.

I’ve done everything.

 

There better be snow tomorrow.