Poem from A Kid in My Class by Rachel Rooney


Eyes as wide as continents brim wih the water between.

Seeks a different future. Looks back on what has been.


Mouth seeks another language. Shapes a different air.

Unfamiliar classroom words. The other, whispered prayer.


Heart seeks home. One it left and one it took along.

Echoes in the distance. Skips to a playground song.