Gabriela Gonzalez Koo, age 12

2012 National Finalist


Snaking down around the rocks
Slithering quietly like little
Layers of shuffling sand
Or baby-snake rattles
Like a skinny serpent you
Curl down into the valley
Your pale blue scales
Glinting in the sun and
Reflecting the night-sky moon you
Wriggle out of that shallow
Scoop of land and journey
Closer to your home,
Your nest
Quietly, in that never-ending frozen pull you
Slide with a small
Splish sleep-sound as you
Sink and slumber into the ocean

Gabriela Gonzalez Koo, age 12
Santiago, Chile
The International School Nido de Aguilas 
Teacher:  Amy Zimmer

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