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Although poetry month is officially over, I still want to remain in the poetry playground. I am teaching a poetry session this summer during an academic camp we have for our high ability students. I still need to write poems to use as mentor texts. Tara and Michelle both had zip odes on their blogs, and I knew this was one I wanted to try.
A zip ode is a five line poem and each line is a number in the zip code. My zip code is 47591. Here is my attempt.
Head under her pillow
A stream of tears saturates her dreams.
Knowing her childhood is scarred,
She prays their loud voices will stop, and wonders