Quill of the Mind – 2019-2020 – Full Moon
Have I forgotten the heat?
The clean air rushing through my hair?
Have I forgotten where I come from?
I want to go back and feel the sun burn my tan skin.
Feel the moon play with my sanity like a toy.
Feel the freeze take me away like a dandelion.
But… I remember, I remember those hot nights.
When the moon would come out to play with my innocence.
I remember how heart-charging and refreshing.
Oh! how good it felt to lay down on the damp, cool grass
Feel my hair become one with the moist soil.
I remember those nights…It felt like freedom.
Like happiness, like innocence in its purest form.
Oh how much I miss those nights in the country, on my island.
I need it back, please bring me back!
– Kristy Martes, Grade 12