This poem was my first work ever published. Brainstorm magazine Fall 1991.
My advanced writing teacher asked me to submit this poem I had written for A final in class assignment.
"If you do not submit this I will do it myself. I know it will get published and if not what is the harm in trying?"
I agreed and watched my teacher stamp and lick the letter placed in the schools outgoing mail.
One month later I was attending our rival football high school away game and my name was mentioned in introduction.
Never would I have thought someone from a different school, whom I had never met would recognize me as .. The clever sixteen year old girl who wrote published poetry.