June Fiction: Sidewalk Chalk (a poem)

by Cindy Green, Age 15, Canada

Artwork by Lucy Zhang

The fiction prompt for June was “sidewalk.”


Sidewalk Chalk
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Clack! Skipping
On the sullied, silver sidewalk,
Drawing faces with
Dusty, powdery chalk.

Smearing fuchsia pink
On my clammy fingertips,
Pretending it is “makeup”
For my wind-chapped lips.

Scrawling jagged games
Of dancing, hypnotic hopscotch,
Numbering lopsided squares
To fiercely lash with rocks.

Chocolate pigtails dangle
As I draw around the block.
Click! Skipping
On the grimy, graying sidewalk.


Cindy writes, “My obsessions include writing, chalk, bubbles, and everything that lights up and glows in the dark.”


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