As she stares out the window, enraptured by chirping teases,

Her tail swishing against the sill with absent brushing flicks,

So I gazeΒ at the yellowing images;

Places I have been and

Places I long to be,

A dream deferred

Too long.



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  1. Oh, nice metaphor! (Or would this one be a simile?) In any case, this is a fantastic way to answer the question, and also a really great example of how to make one of these micro pieces work. Great job, Natalie!
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  2. I loved this one and the way you connected the cat to the old photographs. I just taught the poem “A Dream Deferred” to my seventh-graders, so this really made an impression on me. I am going to share it with my students. (I tried to comment before, but it disappeared.)
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    • This is why we get along so well – your anocnayne with my bunny ear pictures and my disdain for anyone over 22 wearing flowers in their hair. Bitches I say. Bitches.

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