“Black” by Lyla Foster

Lyla Foster (age 6)


Black sits on a chair
in front of a computer screen
braiding her hair.
She hums
in the wind
and swims
in the ocean.
She likes sweet candy
and loves the night sky
because it’s black.
Black feels like a big couch,
a small soccer ball,
a blanket with stars.

from 2022 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Why do you like to write poetry?

Lyla Foster: “I like writing poetry because I get to use my creativity.”

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