Washington County Juvenile Detention Center (Spring Visit)


My arms are like flying airplane wings.
My legs are escaping my body like parachutes.
The plane starts to tilt, as my head turns into a big
red button.
The side door opened, and there I go like a breeze
of the wind.
I hit the hard land at the bottom like lightning hits
a tree.
I stand up feeling like my body is not there anymore.
I run, and run, and run like a cheetah runs after
another animal.
And there I go flying again like a bird in the sky.


Every Time

every time he goes out it makes me nervous
because I know what he is carrying around with him
He tells me he has it for protection
it makes me mad because I know it’s true


Sky Gazing

I’m ageless
I’ll make the best spaghetti you’ve
ever tasted.
When making I put lady bugs
in because they taste like mushrooms.
I look out the window to see
orange mustard sky with clouds
the shape of stars. Light comes from
the clouds as it begins to snow
whitish/yellow mashed potato flavored
hearts. The frogs sang lullabies and
the crickets hummed along.
The sun was a cool river
breeze freezing the window still.
As I cleaned dishes the
moon was banal in the sky.
Last words: stay calm
and goodnight.


Washington County Juvenile Detention Center
Fayetteville, AR
Dates of Visit: April 11 – 12, 2017
Faculty Sponsor: Jeane Mack and Joshua Moody
Appx. Number Students Served: 13
Visiting Writers: Collin Callahan, Vicente Yepez