Do You Know What Scares Me Sometimes

by Fiona Moore, age 11
Do You Know What Scares Me Sometimes When Fiona is not writing or reading The Book Thief, she's thinking. She thinks about a lot. In twenty years, she plans on becoming either a famous writer or a professional violinist. She lives in Croton-on-Hudson with her family.

“i think i’ll come back

as my opposite

i’ve already lived once,

my memory was just erased.”

do you know what scares me sometimes?

what will happen when I die.

 

I nearly died once,

when I was told I was moving (again).

away from the place I loved the most.

 

I think I’ll come back

as my opposite

I’ve already lived once,

my memory was just erased.

 

my opposite will be

a brown-skinned

lamb-haired

boy

who wears baggy basketball shorts down to his knees

and red t-shirts.

 

he will love basketball.

he will be christian

he will have a russian accent.

he will have trouble reading

he will have many friends and be handsome (although that’s not an opposite, just something i want).

 

most of all, though,

he will hate to write.

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