PARKER PROTASKY
School Begins


The bell rings.
Shoes clacking, lockers open.
People laughing, talking.
Lockers slam, slam, slam.
Bells ring and doors close.
Silence.

PARKER PROTASKY

Age: 12, South East Jr. High, Grade: 7

This poem was selected for the 2012 Poetry in Public project, sponsored by the Iowa City Public Art Program. Poetry in Public displays poems by local writers of all ages in Iowa City buses, downtown kiosks, and select public buildings from April (National Poetry Month) through the fall.

This page was first displayed
on June 12, 2012

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