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.
As I wake up in the morning, I see my owner always feeding me,
She gives me a bath and holds me,
I could run as fast as Lightning,
She always annoyed since I can’t stay still,
She was sad when I had to go,
I went to guinea pig Heaven where I can watch over her
Kailynne is a student at University Heights High School in The Bronx.