Today I feel so happy.
I love candy.
I don’t know why I’m happy.
Oh, I am happy because
I stuck myself today.
Sometimes, I feel split in half,
like a sunset with beautiful flowers and
a frost with so much horror and death.
But today I feel like dancing,
like the couple in Paris and
playing like a Jack Russell terrier
and eating much too much candy
which the hospital won’t give me.
And I am sipping a cup of tea.
By DeAndrea, age 12
Collage made by the author and published in the anthology, My Hand is So Complicated and My Mind is a Mystery, published by Writers in the Schools and Texas Children’s Hospital