Doing the Dewey: Mini Challenge #3:
Find a Poem!
By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez
Islands of quiet remain
I am happier here than I remember being
since I was a kid.
“You got lost, eh?”
He points into the forest.
My shirt was damp and blackflies were stuck
in my sweat
I open the tent door
(Nova Scotia ain’t for sissies.)
It’s true, we weren’t going anywhere.
The two of us are hanging on,
alone at the edge of the world.
I think of Benny, Lina, my Dad, New York…
the ruin of plastics
I am alone in my tent
coming towards the end.
Created by Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez inspired by The Rest Is Silence by Scott Fotheringham.
A special thanks to The Hungry Reader for providing another mini challenge for the Dewey!