is the key to understanding

if we seal our lips and open our ears
we could learn

a sharp knife slicing through a thin string
we cut them off in the middle of their sentence

interrupting them
like rain on a sunny day

don’t just look at the whole forest
look at every tree instead

wisdom only comes
to those who listen


Abby is in eighth grade and attends Oak-Land Middle School. She is a member of the Junior Dance Company at The Phipps in Hudson. In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with her friends and her two cats.