Looking up to the Airplanes

2012 National Finalist

Looking up to the Airplanes

In the corner of our wetlands
With neither riffles nor falls
A branch off the San Francisquito
With mud squelch and birdcalls

The current is non-existent
Ripples solely from a duck
Who paddles through the water
While stirring up the muck

And bordering the launch sight
More ducks begin to fly
Both ducks and airplanes in the air
Seem tiny in the sky


Elizabeth Mittmann, age 14
Palo Alto, California
Girl Scouts Norcal Troop 60656
Leader: Susan Mittmann

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