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With Opened Eyes

I stepped onto my beaten porch,
the grass still wet with dew,
the sun unwilling to shine past
 the clouds, the view was nothing new.
In the cold Spring morning I walked,
anxious to perform my routine
and was stopped by a mangy cat
with eyes a dull, burnt-out green,
without a word, without a cry,
the animal shuffled ‘round my feet,
looking upon me with those dim eyes,
full of hope for anything but defeat,
and, as I had done every day,
I drove the cat to flee,
“Go away,” I always said,
my words a begging plea.
While walking to my car
followed by my younger sister,
she looked over at me,
her words but a whisper,
“Let’s go somewhere new,
school can always wait.”
I drew a breath,
ready to shatter her bait,
and looked at her green eyes,
full of joy and passion.
At once I knew, that one hour
was far less than I could ration.
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Kassandra Konecny is a lover of listening to music, hiking in the mountains, and observing the way people act. She began writing vigorously when she was fourteen and will hopefully never stop. She has had her fair share of trials lately, and tries to encompass nearly every subject there is to study into her writing. Kassandra plans to study creative writing and psychology. She's 17 and currently lives in Utah with her family. Contact her at kassandrakonecny@hotmail.com more…

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