Clara

By Cecelia Ness

Clara


I was as quiet as a mouse
wouldn’t say boo to a goose
I was obedient
did as I was told
Got myself into deep water


My life changed
when I met Clara
with so many needs
I have become a lion
I roar out loud and break down barriers


I make people take notice
of Clara and of me
to give her sunshine 
and to give me hope
She is my cause, I have found my voice


identity, relationships, defiance