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A kid with curly hair sits atop a box backstage at Benaroya Hall, legs swinging.

“I Remember,” by Julian Camba

A brown tree and its rough bark

a boar with big tusks shifting through leaves

my grandma strolling me through a park

Singapore, and how it had so many trees

When I wake up, when it’s still dark

The bitterness of sour candy

My grandma buying me sweets

my grandma’s room, it was dandy

my house and the streets

Singapore’s beach- its warm sand,

the waves come in and out

getting me so sandy.

Julian Camba wrote this poem while a 5th grader at Licton Springs K-8 School, with WITS Writer-in-Residence Sara Brickman. Performed at Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Journalism Series event with Adam Davidson at Benoroya Hall  on January 22, 2020.

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