David Nguyen // WALK TO SCHOOL

Crossing the street from familiar

to the awaiting journey.


Entering the sickle shape

of the path ahead,


I hop up to the hard sidewalk,

a highway for early risers.


The smell of construction

up the street fills the thin frigid air.


With people walking

along with their dogs,


crazy runners speed by

unaware of the cold.


As snow crunches

under the soles of my feet,


I walk around the corner

to see the day ahead.