The Mission
– for my father

First, we got the idea.
Then you went with me to Home Depot
to get the materials.
We looked at the live structure of the mission.
We sawed the material the correct way,
glued the pieces together,
made the roof out of cut hoses
and painted it brown.
We made two bell towers.
We used Christmas tree decorations for the bells.
I got my prized hot wheel collection and glued some
as parking lot cars.
We got prickly stuff for grass.
We asked my grandmother for a picture of Jesus
and we glued it
next
to the door.

Carlos Merlos
6th grade
Luther Burbank Middle School
Poetry in the Windows Youth Workshop
Instructor: Suzanne Lummis, poet

 

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