Scattering the dirt, leaving it all behind: Burying 2014 w/ Kuna High
Last week, I visited Kuna High School creative writing classes to work on burying 2014; to work on reflecting on the past year and representing it in words. Students rummaged through a box and smelled an old book, opened a jar of lavender and read a postcard addressed to "home". They imagined burying these items, imagined a person letting them go, and how and why they could tell the story of someone's "2014".
Each student generated a line and then each group generated a stanza and then each class generated a poem. I'm sharing their sometimes beautiful, sometimes raw, sometimes gritty lines below. I hope you will share something with GirlSense & NonSense Magazine. The deadline is five days away. Share your art for our Spring issue.
Thank you, KHS and Slyvia Fine. Thank you, young writers. I recognize the privilege of entering a creative writing classroom, your coveted space, and hearing your words. It moved me. It really did.