- Safiya Burton
A Day Jumbled Together
Fifty stars and thirteen stripes waving
effortlessly in the wind.
Wind rushing past me
as the secrets dared to be more
than just a whisper.
Whispers evolving into the roar of a teacher saying stop running.
Running students become a stampede
fearing the one minute bell.
Bells ringing, sirens heard.
An emergency that goes unseen.
Unseen plastic bag dodging
Cars. Throwing itself like a ballet dancer across the street.
Streets turn into a classroom
where lovers wear wisdom (blue),
unplanned faith, trust and loyalty.