Flowering Cactus of Thoughts

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September 6, 2013 by WITS Editor

A flowering cactus at Tohono Chul Park in Tucs...

A flowering cactus at Tohono Chul Park in Tucson, Ariz. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am the solid air beneath you

I am the girl alone in the world

I am the fire that freezes tears

I am the warrior who brings peace

I am the quiet cry of fierceness

I am the puzzle of infinite puzzles

There is so much you do not know about me

I am a flowering cactus of thoughts.

By Micaela, 7th Grade


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Writers in the Schools (WITS)

Writers in the Schools (WITS) is the #1 arts education organization in Texas. With 80 writers and educators on staff, WITS reaches over 23,000 students a year in classrooms, community centers, museums, parks, and hospitals.

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