How to be a Horse
Get on your knees like a big
footed donkey. Clap the floor with our
hooves. You start trotting around
the place like a red headed zombie.
Then lean up lean up to rear a horse. Then
whip it to speed it up like
a non-tame lion
The Weird Sun
The sun is under the ground
and the sun waters the roots of the plants.
Sometimes I go under the ground and suntan.
If balloons were Chicago,
they would rise high in the night sky.
Leaving behind strong gust of wind.
An ascending reminder in the sky,
for everyone on the go.
The bright yellow balloon would shine in the sky,
like a bright light in the dim.
The whistle of the balloon rising,
is music to my ears.
Hoping the reminder of love and compassion never descends,
because this is the brightness of Chicago.
If Lanterns Were Umbrellas
If lanterns were umbrellas, we’d
all be sad because rain would
put out the flame of the lantern
and get us wet, and the
rain would sting like getting 6
shots in your right arm, which hurts,
and the nurse tells you to close your eyes.
If the lantern’s flame went out, all
of our eyelashes would fall off,
and I really like my eyelashes.
I miss my umbrella
More water than land, Earth
Big tree, few leaves
Aliens invaded Earth yesterday
The universe has lots of Galaxies
The black Galaxy
The woods are cool and calm
The sun is not the largest star
Beautiful with shiny stars
tall trees filled with birds
make the moon purple
I am not a large star
The sun medium size star
the sun orange shiny
woods are green foggy filled with trees
there is only one star in the universe
Flat and Bright
The universe is big
long Dark Black
park sunny and bright
Earth is flat
On the playground
a person throwing the ball
and a brown sloth catching it
On a stool
A cockroach is sitting
Men Made Out of Words
Talking a lot, pointing at you it said
come here. Always make new words.
The Outside Sound
I hear the sound of the fly’s heartbeat outside as
it thppp thuppp thuppps. I hear the sound of the
Earth turning as it goes whoshhhh whoshh
Emerson Elementary School
Dates of Visit: February 21-22, 2019
Faculty Sponsor: Jennifer Kyle
Grade Levels: 4, 5, 6
Appx. Number Students Served: 85
Visiting Writers: Samantha Kirby, Sara Ramey, Hiba Tahir, Kaitlyn Yates