"Could Have Written"

Parkway South Middle School
Saint Louis County, MO

As I sit in this hard metal chair
and face a tiny keyboard,
I think
I could have written anything.

I could have written anything.
Of dragons and monsters, fearsome and cruel,
that ruled the world of old.
Of heroes and terrible battles, that ruined the oldest Earth,
so we could start anew.
Of love, or jealousy, a terrible hate,
that caused tragedy unforgiven, even though it’s been an age.
Or even of a pig,
a pink, plump, happy pig,
who lived a normal life
and died a normal pig.

I could have written anything,
but I wrote about
a hard metal chair
and a tiny keyboard.