From a SpeakTogether virtual workshop, University Heights High School, The Bronx, Fall 2020
This poem was composed during a six-week workshop conducted by poet Jubi Arriola-Headley, who introduced a class of 9th-grade students to myriad forms of poetry that exist. This workshop took place virtually during a global pandemic. Read more about the works in this collection, which demonstrates students’ efforts to find their voices and share them with their peers, teachers, and families.
She would not let me go
It’s always and forever.
I’m her everything and i don’t mind it
because the love she gives me and music is out of the roof.
I’m her privacy and more than you could imagine.
The love runs crazy.
Martha is a student at University Heights High School in The Bronx.