Back to School in the Pandemic

“You must be…” the principal said. Through my nervousness I said, “Lauren,” even though my friends at my old school knew me as Eunice. Seems to me that I still can’t believe I just moved to Chicago from my life in California. It was my second time moving to a whole new place, and I […]

Break-Up Letter to 2021

Jacqueline Gonzalez, 13 (Hoboken, NJ) Break-Up Letter to 2021 Jacqueline Gonzalez, 13 Dear 2021,  I’m not exactly sure how to say this, and I am sorry if this hurts you, but I think we should break up. We had great times together, like when we finally finished my family’s lake house. You even let me […]

My Dream, a poem by Skylar, 5

Skylar Chen, 5 (Knoxville, TN) My Dream Skylar Chen, 5 I had a dream. In my dream, I got on a swing. When I flew up to sky, I saw a wonderful sight. I heard birds chirping, I felt wind blowing my hair, I smelt fresh grass. I wish I could erase coronavirus from our […]