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NaPoWriMo Poem by You #22: Understanding by Cassie Kayser

Sarah and Jeff Boyle

"Drawbridge" by Salim Virji. Via Flickr and courtesy of a Creative Commons license. 

"Drawbridge" by Salim Virji. Via Flickr and courtesy of a Creative Commons license

Understanding

Heard the noise
Saw the lights,
flashing.
So we pulled
into a parking lot in Wisconsin,
watched
as the bridge shuddered
and pulled itself
open.

Spring, 
but not quite.
My grandmother 
and I shivered,
winds blowing strong
Then it came, 
a big ship
gliding slowly 
over the still-icy water.
We sat there, 
slowly taking in the air,
letting out little clouds 
of steam.

My grandmother sighed
as the bridge creaked
And pulled itself together again.
Beautiful, I had said.
Yes, she had replied.

by Cassie Kayser, grade 7, Hawthorne Scholastic Academy