Berkshire Country Day School
Berkshire County, MA
is not a room full of people
who are yelling and laughing and whining.
is not the place
where the music blasts into your ears and vibrates through the floor.
is not the place where people tell you what to wear
how to talk
who to be with.
is not where
the walls press in and the strobe light flashes
distorting my vision,
is the forest.
Early in the morning when the soft wind
blows the snow off the branches
and glitters gold from the fingers of sunlight
in between the thin branches.
is high in a tree, where the snow sits
a foot high on every branch.
is where I don’t have to talk
so nothing I say has to be censored,
by the part of me
is not where I am being judged.
is where I only have to feel good, not look it
or sound it.