Thursday, September 22, 2016
DMC: "New Girl Literacies" by Linda Mitchell
NEW GIRL LITERACIES
We shared a computer desk,
side by side, first day of school.
I asked her, what is your name?
Shiny braids shook back and forth.
Oh, I see. Where are you from?
Left and right, the braids – no, no.
Español? Or Arabic?
Her hair now quite talkative.
All the words quite clearly, NO.
I clicked on a map, her eyes
swept right, then she clicked a spot.
The braids at rest. Oh, Nepal!
© 2016 Linda Mitchell. All rights reserved.
Jane Yolen has challenged us to write a septercet that features reading or writing this month. What is a septercet? Click HERE for more details.
Post your poem on our September 2016 padlet. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, September 30th, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of her fabulous new collection of science poetry: