Away

By Oren Milgrom-Dorfman age 11

 

I am away, as are so many people

Away from my home, away from my city

I am away, as anyone who can is

Away in a bigger house, in a spread-out city

 

I am away, and I’m seeing new things

All kinds of new birds, the Scarlet Tanager

I am away, and I’m tasting new things

Pasta and pizza, every night is a feast

I am away, and I’m hearing new things

When I step outside, I hear bird calls and crickets

I am away, and I’m smelling new things

The flowers, the scent of the trees

I am away, and I’m feeling new things

Dirt on my hands, leaves on my feet

 

I am right here, as just I can be

Right here in a new home, here in a new city

I am right here, experiencing new senses

Right here in a new life for me