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

My Ear

My ear is a tiny bat. It hides in the darkness
of my hair. It flits about at random. It flees
from the daylight. It hears everything but does
nothing. My ear feels the cold and embraces

Kaylee Woodruff

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