ETHAN D'ALESSANDRO


The screech of tires
The crash of steel
The bang of exploding headlights
The wee-ooo-wee-ooo of police cars
Then
The silence came
It was worse than the crash

ETHAN D'ALESSANDRO

Age: 10, Lincoln Elementary, Grade: 4

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.

This page was first displayed
on August 30, 2012

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