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Teens @ SCPL Teen Art & Lit — Writing

Writing Class: Then and Now
by Whitney J., age 16

My first time in this class, I'm curled in the corner
It's weird to be back in this room

I really don't know anyone, we ignore each other
My friends sit next to me as I continue to write

I stare at the blank page trying to get inspired
I let my gaze wonder, knowing the ideas will come

He wants us to share, I don't know if I can...
I'll share if I find something that pleases me

I fight for air as I read, my voice shakes
Reading's still hard, but it's not as bad as it was before

What will they think?
I don't care what they think