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A middle school WITS student stands proudly with her mother in front of a SAL banner. The student is holding her handwritten poem up.

“Home in My Heart,” by Lesley Torres

With every breath
You savor
The honey flavored

With every glance
You catch
The sun beams that
Light up the ranch

With every hearing
You perceive
The cows and dogs living here
The cars in the main road appear

With every touch
You feel Mexico in such
A way that makes it stay
In your heart all day

Lesley Torres wrote this poem while a 9th grader at Evergreen High School, with WITS Writer-in-Residence Maiah Merino. Performed at Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Literary Arts Series event with Jodi Kantor & Meghan Twohey at Benaroya Hall on January 29th, 2020.

Posted in Writers in the Schools2019/20 Season