Unexpected Action

 /   /  By Emma Birches
Stone Soup Magazine
January/February 2016

By Anne Brandes

Past the field
Through the briar
By the breaths of people lingering in the light
Past the smoke
Into the mill
Creeping closer
With the stealth of a cat
Up the stairs
And onto the windowsill
Like a hawk in its nest
A pencil and paper
And a breathtaking view
With an idea
And new perspectives
She put the pencil to the paper
And as though the paper was a ballroom
And the pencil a dancer
She wrote.

Unexpected Action Anne Brandes

Anne Brandes, 12
New York, New York

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