“Twine: A Prayer” by Chloe Ortiz

Chloe Ortiz (age 14)


God is a rope.
Long and thick,
it pulls us out of the water.
The roughness burns our skin.
We continue to climb, the waves
are still splashing. Our hands are red
and we shout to God. 
We feel his leniency, strong and continuous.
Then, with a flick of his wrist,
we are flung back into the sea.

from 2014 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Why do you like to write poetry?

Chloe Ortiz: “I like to write poetry because when I read a good poem, it makes me feel good and I smile. I would like to make other people feel good too.”

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