2:46 charlotte to washington d.c.

Esther Kim

Bethesda, MD

Holton Arms School

Poetry

this kind of sky

the kind

where i can pick at the cars like hangnails,

pull out coiled fairytales

from backseats. i

unwind their pages,

wait for their melody to trickle away

in

golden kites

 

like fluorescent signs by the

road that

 

                 come

 

                            and go.

EDITORIAL PRAISE

Gorgeously vivid and undeniably nostalgic. I was struck by the simultaneous uniqueness and aptness of the figurative language.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Esther Kim attends the Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland. She will graduate in 2020. Although she was introduced to poetry in the fifth grade, she only started writing recently and uses poetry to better understand the world around her. She has been recognized by the Scholastic Writing Awards, SOFTBLOW, and Skipping Stones.

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