Bubble Gum Alley
Yay!! Getting ready to start our poetry unit!! I love poetry!! I wrote this for my 8th graders. Thought I would share. It is still a work in progress. Have a happy day!! : )
Around the corner in San Luis Obispo
there is an alley of spit,
Spit stuck with bubble gum.
Oooey gooey blue, pink, green
each dabbed on with a fingerprint.
The swirls imprint
A passerbyer. One more chomp
to squeeze out the flavor.
By morning light,
Pastel pebbles greet newcomers
Welcoming maps in clutched hands, selfies, and college
t-shirts with the tags torn off.
Sticky, gums. Some stretch down diagonal
Long droops slouch fat strings to the sidewalk ground
Where dandelions grow through cement cracks.
The rouge squirrel rounds the corner
Sniffs and snubs
at the petrified gums peppered in