"My Bright Light," Tahrik Walton, 11th Grade, P169

I went into the basement with bright lights.

At first it hurts my eyes and made me blind.

I close them a second to stop the pain.

Then opened them slowly and carefully.

My eyes are adjusted to the bright lights.

The room’s bright light joins with my own bright light.

The water of a slow flowing river

Looks bright or dark, depending on the sun

When the sun shines upon the clear water

It seems to sparkle brightly from within

Sometimes I think I am like that river