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Radio Poets 2015: Samantha Rodriguez

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The Moment

Samantha Rodriguez, Hillcrest Elementary

 

Knowing that we would arrive in the morning.

It was dark

with flashing lights

and the smell of a new car,

a grey new car.

I was against the seat

on my grey koala pillow pet,

asleep,

asleep, dreaming...

I woke up

one eye then another.

As I woke up

I didn’t know where I was.

It was morning,

it smelled different.

It smelled like palm trees

and the sky was pink, cotton candy pink.

It was almost like heaven.

At that moment

I realized

I was in LA.