Emma Kay

Georgetown Day School

Grade:

11

Hometown:

Washington, DC

Birthplace:

Washington, DC

Favorite Author or Book:

N. K. Jemisin

Dream for the Future:

A world where people can live safely in their identities.

Inspirational Figure:

John Conway

Hope

Her fingers sail the channels in the oak’s bark

and when they meet yours, also seeking, they clasp

and find a sanctuary to wait out the dark

and hide another night from melancholy’s grasp.

 

At last on the highest branch leaves uncurl

and, still delicate, rise to meet a new sun

and, just below, hearts start to unfurl

dreaming the flat grey nights have finally passed.