Winston Leslie

Gonzaga College High School

Grade:

12

Hometown:

Alexandria, VA

Birthplace:

Washington, DC

Favorite Author or Book:

George Orwell

Dream for the Future:

To be involved in politics

Inspirational Figure:

My Mother

Monday Mornings: Me and Mom

dew-covered

cobblestones

reach for toes as

 

wood is pecked

over our extended roof,

 

and the cry of daybreak

creeps through my slitted shades.

 

i embrace the fur of a beast

as a barrage of musty-scented kisses

fill my rusty face.

 

my mom,

her love lost like the wood off that one oak,

calls “breakfast!”

 

13 steps,

my nose leads me down.

there lies a feast undeservingly

for me.

 

cakes, bacon, eggs.

smell comparable to taste.

my plate,

a cornucopia of

compassion.