December 3, 2016

Minerva Vivoni (age 7)

I SAID GOODBYE TO MY CARIBBEAN DRESS

I said goodbye to
my Caribbean dress.
I was sailing
on the sea until
my dress fell deep,
deep, deep.
It was
my favorite dress
in the world.
It was
like a pearl.

from 2016 Rattle Young Poets Anthology

__________

Why do you like to write poetry?

Minerva Vivoni: “I like to write and read a lot and poetry lets my imagination flow.”