Mountain Road

Tatiana Rebecca ShrayerFebruary 15, 2023

The gravel road was covered in light fluffy snow,
Near the poet’s New Hampshire house and a small highway town.
I walked down the path and turned around to see footprints:

My family’s steps, the villagers’, and perhaps those of Robert Frost.
I walked past a piece of land for sale and thought of
What the world could be if I settled here to live a farmer’s life.

Tatiana Rebecca Shrayer was born in Boston in 2007. She is a freshman at Brookline High School. Her poetry collection, "Searching for Bow and Arrows" (2020), won second prize in the 2019 Stone Soup book contest. Several of her poems and translations from Russian have appeared in literary magazines. She also plays the violin in the New England String Repertory Orchestra. Tatiana lives in Chestnut Hill and South Chatham, Massachusetts, with her parents, older sister, and Stella the silver poodle.