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“The Classroom is the Beach” by Violet Hilgenberg

Stools are crabs that crawl across the

carpet sands

Chairs are the horses that once

rose from the sea

Tables are the rocks that the stools hid

under to escape from

the projector that is a white snake

hunting for prey


Violet Hilgenberg, of Lafayette Elementary School, read this poem to open our 2020/21 Literary Arts Series event with Mary Roach on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Written during the 2019/20 school year with WITS Writer-in-Residence Karen Finneyfrock.

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