Anna Ahrens
Jackson High School
Grade 10

The sky after a storm

Cerulean, periwinkle, ocean

Vibrant color reflected off rain-soaked pavement 

The sidewalk and the sky

Becoming one

Despite the gloomy, thundering shower,

Torrents tearing towards the earth only minutes before, 

The world now seems light


Ready for anything

With an April-showers-bring-May-flowers kind of hope

It is this hope that fills me as I step out, 

No longer hiding from dark days and rain 

Hope for myself,

Hope for the world,

Hope for today and days I can't dream of 

The storm has passed, and now 

Anything is possible under this great