Smart Mountain Lion
Climbing up a steep, steep mountain, all I see is
sharp rocks, steep cliffs, and tiny bugs. My feet hurt like
I’m stepping on nails and hammers. I feel amazed
with my strength. People hate me but I love
Time Slowly Moving
I already left three times.
I can’t leave again.
I should’ve stayed out,
But my house is like a magnet,
Drawing me back in.
I can’t help but think,
The government did this to me.
We can’t travel anywhere out of our town,
No matter where you live.
No matter who you are.
Cell phones have been shut down.
If you pass your doorway more than six times,
Alarms that kill my train of thought sound.
I’ve tried it before.
Away, Away from the
house we have been
taken away, We
go to a place
full of running
we sit in the
Some say the world is good and evil,
Black and white like the yin-yang,
But I beg to differ.
In a world more complex than a rubik’s cube with one block missing
Everyone’s brain is different.
There is no certainty in any judgment,
As there is no fairness in any judge.
No one is as good as a hero with a cause,
No one is as evil as a villain with a plan.
Everyone is just real.
things running down me
on a body
don’t get washed as often
Barely taken off
keep warm in the cold
hide faces as they go
passed on without a care
Augusta High School
Dates of Visit: November 12-13, 2018
Faculty Sponsor: Anna Clark
Grade Levels: 6-11
Appx. Number Students Served: 29
Visiting Writers: Alys Dutton, Samantha Kirby