Teen Poetry Contest Winner for 2000
Margo Chervony
Lincoln Junior High School, Grade 8

Lying within
my garden
the garden
of my insanity

a white rose
a pure rose
a solitary rose
weeping
dewdrops

shadow forming
overhead
engulfing me
with instantaneous
sorrow
a sudden
uncertainty

silhouette
of a crow
a break
in the crystal blue
shatters my vision
that was once before
lost

perhaps this
insanity
is my
reality