Iowa Writes

The Wind in My Hair

The wind in my hair, so smooth and calm, I put my fingers up with my palms. It feels like I just blow away, when everything just stays, stays put. Nothing more I can feel, only my feet on my aching heels. Looking up and thinking why, looking up and thinking, "Why is the sky so high?" Someone answers from behind, I turn around and there's no sign. Nothing, nada, no one there, so I just stood there and stared. Looking back at all my years, it's kind of weird; I don't have a memory of those fears.

About Iowa Writes

Since 2006, Iowa Writes has featured the work of Iowa-identified writers (whether they have Iowa roots or live here now) and work published by Iowa journals and publishers on The Daily Palette. Iowa Writes features poetry, fiction, or nonfiction twice a week on the Palette.

In November of 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Iowa City, Iowa, the world's third City of Literature, making the community part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Iowa City has joined Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia as UNESCO Cities of Literature.

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Shon Wignall is a twelve-year-old at Harding Junior High in Cedar Rapids. She is in seventh grade and is an honor student. She participates in extra-curricular activities at her school, likes to read, and also likes music.

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on June 14, 2006

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