Teen Poetry Contest Winner for 2002
Alexander Berman
Highland Park School, grade 9


Idol of my eye in your curious
chic, can I compromise my sanity?
my conceit? - This levy of love imposed
on me? Obelisk of granite attention:
Hold me free, cast a shadow. See me
blind, for your hues of beauty weigh too! And
heavily. I tossed the bust of august
away to ease the swelling of my heart.
I bear wounds that forget swords for solace.
So from your own no longer be apart.