The stone-cold look she gives you
Makes you want to run and hide.
You cower in her shadow,
Waiting for her to decide.
Her mind expands farther than the universe.
She practically glows with power.
Her rage fills you with fear
As you squirm and shift in place.
She looks you in the eye, deciphering true and false
While your tongue is seething with lies
Overflowing like a full cup of gray coffee.
by Isabella, 5th grade
Click the media player above to listen to the poem read on Sunny 99.1, KPFT 90.1, and KTRU 96.1 by Adam, WITS Youth Advisory Council Student. The background music is “Fragilistic” by Ketsa, Freemusicarchive.org. Produced by Susan Phillips.
Poem a Day is made possible in part by H-E-B, Copy.com, The City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, KPFT 90.1, Sunny 99.1, and KTRU 96.1.