This is a poem I wrote for my high school creative writing class, modeled after a poem by Suheir Hammad.
4 Jan 2016
I’m gonna sing it for you, in a poem,
the way the stars blanketed the night sky
above the vast horizon,
Little angels of the night twinkling
softly as the clouds blush pink at the hint of dawn.
Faintest touch of nearing day,
the shifting sky a wash
of violet hues, how quick
the air sharpens
in my nostrils- breath as crisp
as mint under brightening shades of leafy green.
The dew anoints my feet, bare
inside shoes that drink up
the grass’s offering. Humbled
under the swirl of pending daylight, the
harmonious silence drenches
my senses in wonder. A piece perfectly
composed; and I’m gonna sing it for you-
In a poem.