“About Time” by Priya Bartlett

Priya Bartlett (age 8)


Vines dangle
from the bushes.
Wolves stalk their prey.
Owls hoot.
Witches cackle.
Dust gets kicked.
Foxes jump fences
And dig into garbage.
Birds sleep soundly.
Fires turn wood to ash.
Lights glow in the mist.
Time moves,
is moving,
will move.
If we do nothing,
all is gone.

from 2018 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Why do you like to write poetry?

Priya Bartlett: “I like to write because when I do it feels like bliss.”

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