The Writers in the Schools program (Houston) sent me this lovely poem by 4th grader Cody, titled Ink Heart:
What the night hides:/
a stranger in the dark,/
fire and stars, /
snakes and thorns,/
a house full of books,/
a night full of words,/
the lion's den,/
going farther south.
Love that last enigmatic line, Cody!
Folks, were you writing like that in 4th grade? I certainly wasn't!
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