May 30, 2015

Emily Garroway (age 13)

REMEMBER

Remember all those times
that I would shove you
off my bed
so I could sleep?
I thought you’d get mad at me,
but you didn’t.

Remember all those times
that I would leave you
for a whole month?
I thought you’d forget me,
but you didn’t.

Remember all those times
that I would yell at you
for being so noisy
while I was working?
I thought you’d leave me,
but you didn’t.

There was so much
I wanted to make up to you
once you got better.
But you didn’t.

from 2015 Rattle Young Poets Anthology

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Why do you like to write poetry?

Emily Garroway: “I like to write poetry because I am able to write without boundaries.”