The Media That Raised UsPoetry
Artwork by: Kayla McPherson, age 13

Artwork by Kayla McPherson

staring back at me
is the face of an angel —
someone who i am supposed to be.
and i see the gaps that i could fill
and i’ll still want
to rip out my pieces
and place them into where they fit
and throw away the ones that don’t fit
that never could fit
because i am crooked and uneven.
staring back at me
is a blue-tinted screen
with smiling, happy people seeming
to be stuck inside
trapped in that moment — that perfect moment —

Katie Lamm is a 16 year old KidSpirit editor from Memphis, Tennessee.

Kayla McPherson is 13 years old and lives in Puerto Rico. She enjoys surfing, boxing, and hanging out with her friends.

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