April is National Poetry Month, a time when we celebrate poetry and recognize how it has shaped American culture. This year, KUT is participating in National Poetry Month by sharing poems written by students in the Blank Page creative writing programs at Kealing and Fulmore Middle Schools and the Writers' Workshop at Rawson Saunders School. You can read the and listen to the poems here, and you can also listen to the poems read on KUT 90.5 FM throughout the month of April.
Read by Rebecca McInroy
The vanishing sky is suppressing you.
The pathetic lake is flooding you.
Yet you dress elaborately,
so you can contemplate time,
but you say it eroded
When the men slept,
their dreams became plagues -
They would astonish an intruder,
The raw blood
and then it soared beneath the suppressing sky,
before it turned