I Can Smell The Rain

October 21, 2008
By Kayla Dutton, Tolland, CT

I,
who you call an
incompetent
invalid
fraud,
have a super power.
My life has been spent
in thought
that I am nothing special,
that I am less than ordinary.
Your life has been spent
assuring me
that I am below you.
Well,
so much for that
hypothesis,
I
am
more.
I have a secret,
a secret weapon.
I,
she who calls you
erroneous
flawed
imperfect,
have a super power.
I am above you.
I
can smell
The Rain.
I
can hear
The Snow.
I
can see
The Wind.
I
can taste
The Lightning.
and I
can feel
Your Presence.


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mrsdc said...
on Oct. 29 2008 at 10:55 pm
Kayla, I love this and I am SO happy that you are still writing! Teen Ink is one of my favorite publications too. May I share this with my students?


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