Chalk

by Sylvie Holder-Foster, age 10
Chalk Sylvie Holder-Foster is a fifth-grade poet. She likes to eat mochi, macarons and ramen. She likes singing, playing with dogs and talking about politics.

“Sketching a picture of her.
48 colors I could make her
Orange, blue, pink, red, brown the color of her skin.
Finally, I am done.”

Sketching a picture of her.

48 colors I could make her

Orange, blue, pink, red, brown the color of her skin.

Finally, I am done.

I press my right hand on it and hold my left hand in the air looking

for a shadow

Then it comes.

A short girl who in my world would be about 10.

She jumps into me then I get a feeling that washes right through me

and then she’s alive.

She runs down the block and out of sight.


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