On the Stairs
The breezy woman walks down the stairs, holding
her morning coffee and pine nuts for the bears.
Following the scent of nuts, her cat
runs into the neighborhood klutz.
Then boom! The door shuts!
Age: 11, Lincoln Elementary, Grade: 5
This poem was selected for the 2012 Poetry in Public project, sponsored by the Iowa City Public Art Program. Poetry in Public displays poems by local writers of all ages in Iowa City buses, downtown kiosks, and select public buildings from April (National Poetry Month) through the fall.