July 25, 2014

Stephanie Lester (age 12)

THE TIRED FACE OF THE MAGICIAN RESCUES UNTRUTHS

With the threads
Of his footprints
He sets the darkness
As his wispy figure fades
Into his final act
The sounds of traffic burning
Their flickering headlights
His life’s ambitions

from 2014 Rattle Young Poets Anthology

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Why do you like to write poetry?

Stephanie Lester: “I like to write poetry because it lets me write in my own language; it doesn’t have to make sense to anyone but myself. What I imagine becomes reality on paper.”