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.
We Hold On
Read by Laurie Viault
The seasonings are tested and pushed back far into the cabinet
never to be used again.
An opened bag of marshmallows grow stale
Leftovers that have slid off the refrigerator shelf
are now forever unreachable.
Slowly expiring salad dressings lined up in an orderly fashion
Boots that are two sizes too small, relaxed by time
PJ’s that have shrunk by every dream dremt
Shirts with holes that are also the softest
Overlooked photos on phones
Emails, never bothered to be opened
Contacts never contacted
Locked away and hidden
Seen and unseen
We hold on