House

by Rachel, 15
Crossroads College Preparatory School, St. Louis, Missouri

 

1
look for the small
bony tree
dotted with pink buds
and meant to change
the world

2
look for the scent
of green tea
and of coffee
and wine

3
look for the sound
of clinking plates
of turning pages
and tiny voices

4
look for red brick
and black roof
for cracking
wind battered shutters

5
look for laughter
and for books,
and for empty cups
by a fake fire

6
look for two
tiny girls
or their shadows

 

Written in Response to "Five Directions to My House" by Juan Felipe Herrera