Two Poems by Lucia Baca

Lucia Baca (age 11)


It’s special, it’s somewhere your imagination can jump wild
one minute you can be a frog
trying to jump from star to star
the next minute you can be a cat
trying to catch a mouse on a slippery black tile floor
or even your own planetarium where you can make up
your own star names,
and yet it’s just a little black circle in your back yard.



As light as a feather
as powerful as a bomb
one moment you’ll have it
then it’s gone.

from 2019 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Why do you like to write poetry?

Lucia Baca: “I like it because you can tell a story without making it a huge story”

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