Sample: living in the city

living in the city

.

my elementary school rises

from the garage

where the teachers park

.

and the first floor community health clinic

and the cafeteria

that stacks church lunches

on summer school snacks

on local swim team dinners

.

four floors of classrooms

sway above

over flowing with thirty five

children and one teacher

each

.

at recess

we play on the roof

in the shadow of the old people tower

.

skip over

homeless/drunks

and throw

tennis balls to

the sky

and when the green

felt tips over

the edge

.

we can’t

even see

where

it lands

.

we play on the roof

instead of the streets

.

we are so close

to touching the sky

.

Molly Higgins (c) 2009

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