Emily Klein

Sidwell Friends School

Grade:

6

Hometown:

Silver Spring, MD

Birthplace:

Silver Spring, MD

Favorite Author or Book:

Stuart Gibbs

Dream for the Future:

To be a teacher and own a bunch of cats and dogs

Inspirational Figure:

My older babysitter, Chelsea

Sunrise at Sunset

It’s 4 am

I roll over in my

Nest of blankets

Uh oh

I heard the telltale squeak

The broken meow

 

He stalks into my room

an apricot orange fluff

engulfs

wide green eyes

and a

pink rough tongue

 

He pads over to my

bed, checking to see

If I am awake

he sees my eyelids flutter

 

a harumph echoes

from the spot I know

he has jumped up

with his arthritic joints

 

I feel a paw,

they are silky smooth

pink leathery pads

with long sharp nails

 

He beats and bats

At my head

He meows and meows

In my ear

 

Until I finally give in

I stroke his mane

and feel

the tangled bumps of his

knotted fur

 

I know our time together

is coming closer

and closer to an

end

it is still barely dawn

but I know

deep down

that all sunrises

set