My under-skin has scars and scratches.
My upper skin has bumps like raisins.
My skin is covered with freckles
that remind me of the circles
on my paper. Those circles remind me
of the moon, and the moon
reminds me of a soccer ball
and the ball reminds me of my freckles.
by Wesley, 4th grade
Click the link above to listen to the poem read on KPFT radio by Zachary Balleza, a 7th grader at Johnston Middle School For the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. The background music is”Chatham Rag” by Scottylee. Produced by Susan Phillips.
This poem is featured as part of the 2014 Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by Writers in the Schools (WITS) that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click here to learn more.