Looking West

Sofiy InckDecember 31, 2016A Lens on LearningPoetry

People talk often of the Sunrise.

Of the excitement of the colors
The reds,

Shouting, Spinning, Twisting.

Life is exciting enough.
I don’t need sunrise.

I sit at the window
And wait.

Pressing my fingers against
The cold
Dark night.

It’s shy at first
Peeking it’s head around
The curtain of dark.

It’s not the sun.
It’s the blue.

The blue that goes on forever,
The blue that breaks hearts
And puzzles intellectuals.
The blue that fills you with so much
Pain and happiness.

I sit alone,
Breathing in blue.

While everyone else
Looks east.

Sofiy Inck is a 15 year old student who lives in Brooklyn, NY with her mother, father, and sister. She has been on the KidSpirit editorial board for five years. She has numerous interests, including nerdy TV shows, documentaries about cults, dead languages, John Green and dying her hair to match her mood. She finds writing bios awkward.