She works hard to save the day,
my dad says.
Walking as a hero down unhappy hallways.
Someday I will see my friends again.
We used to laugh making art,
Now we smile six feet apart.
Someday I will go to school again.
The bells still ring in a chime,
Unused classes releasing for lunchtime.
Someday I will play on the beach again.
The waves rolling on a empty seashore, they bubble.
The ocean is able to restore.
Someday I will see the sky clear.
Gray clouds are no longer near,
Each day I have had unneeded fear.
But today now I know,
Mother Earth just needed to say hello.
-- Cassandra E., 9th-12th Grade