Kirksey Middle School

An ode to the joy of walking

You block out the terrors of the world like a knight shielding his princess from
his enemies
You can be alone w/ yourself like the first man on the moon

Wendy Hernandez


My lungs are an earthquake. My eyes are smoke machines. My
body is a block of ice. My mind is a burning picture. My face
is an endless canvas. My arms are clenching snakes around my
chest. I can’t move. I can’t breathe.

Mattie Finley


The breeze in summer is like a gentle fire right in front of me
like a gust of relief when you’re done with an exam
like an ice cube trying to extinguish a fire
as smooth as the perfect skipping stone
refreshing but never enough

Wes Jomlinson

Kirksey Middle School
Rogers, AR
Dates of Visit: November 6, 2017
Faculty Sponsor: Sarah Easterling
Grade Levels: 8
Appx. Number Students Served: 10
Visiting Writers: Andrew Butler, Collin Callahan