In the dark alley
on a rainy stormy night,
is an old white man
wearing a black and yellow striped hat,
a long beard that has not been taken care of,
a blue long coat,
and brown cane.
I have heard this guy’s name somewhere…
I think he is a poet.
He has long fuzzy weird hair.
He has no smile
and is really staring at me with a crazy look.
– Abrar Malik, 14
From the WritersCorps 2012 book “Where the Clouds Keep You Hidden,” by students at Aptos Middle School
Poem of the Month: September 2012