2nd Place (Child) - June 2011

When I Close My Eyes

I look out the window,
sipping hot chocolate.
snow covers the ground.

But when
I close my eyes,
it melts,
leaving behind giant puddles.

timidly raise their heads,
rousing themselves from a long sleep.

The air is filled
with sweet songs,
sung by the bird choir.

But when
I open my eyes,
everything is silent
and snow still covers the ground.

- Bojing Gui