Looking Behind Me

Sophia Gonzalez, Poet, 6th grade

The day that we went into quarantine

I didn’t think it would be long

But soon summer stopped, the leaves began to fall

And before you know it, I look back at a great big frosted wall

How did we all get here? How could it even be?

But I was lucky with my parents, siblings, and dog by my side

A nice big house, a backyard, and a bike to ride

But some others don’t have space

A two-bedroom apartment, and five people to share

Being at home was hard

But my family was always there

Quarantine is still here

But it’s okay. I know that it will go away

These things take time

You can’t rush the world

At least you can’t rush mine