Poems & Essays

23 Feb

Fourteen

General/Column No Response

 

Adolescent boys

are scaling my walls like lizards

on palm wine

trilling up and down the scales with

odd accents;

 

laughing out a code

whose rough translation

spells

the joy of being

fourteen,

funny

vital

and

alive.

 

Sandra Anfang is the mother of a 23-year-old young man, and a poet and teacher living in Northern California, where she hosts a monthly poetry series. She has been published liberally in the last year and has won a few contests for her poetry. Sandra is the newest poet-teacher in Sonoma County for the California Poets in the Schools program.

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