Poetry

I wrote my first poem in fourth grade when Sister Maxine asked the class to write about a favorite place. I had been writing about my Dad since the day he died so it was not difficult for me to fly through mine. The poem was simple and easy, but it impressed Sister and that meant something. She read it to the class, she sent it home to my Mom, and she encouraged me to read my poem at the school talent show.

She lit the fire.