Ms. Violin

Belith Contreras PeraltaFebruary 13, 2023
Artwork by Fajr Alam

My violin is beautiful
but sometimes when you play her
she sounds like she cries happy or sad tears
I don't know
it depends how I play her
when I touch my violin
it's soft and at the same time
sometimes feels hard
just like some of my friendships
I have to be strong yet so slow
and fast at the same time
my dream is to be with my violin
and hear the melodies of my dreams and desires
both singing a lovely duet

Belith Contreras Peralta is an elementary school student from San Pablo, California.