Shelves

by Alex Sonnabend, age 13
Shelves Alex Sonnabend has been writing since she could hold a pen. In her free time, she enjoys listening to Regina Spektor, baking, and reading Langston Hughes poems to make herself jealous. She is currently 13 years old.

“on dusty racks / my whole life sits / in crumpled balls of / scribbled lines / the stories that / i couldn’t tell”

              

on dusty racks

my whole life sits

in crumpled balls of

scribbled lines

the stories that

i couldn’t tell

my snowglobes

show foreign times

and foreign places

brought to me by

loving hands

letters to people

long forgotten

all the friends

i left behind

pictures of my

shiny face

framed by glowing

youth and mirth

both things lost to the years

and covered in filmy dust.

little toy frogs

and old, folded blankets

yellow music boxes

and chipped, brown mugs

sit in cobwebs

to tell my story.

 

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