I will use my time,
but it will not be like the minutes,
ticking away after you were gone.
I will be loved,
but not like the love
that you gave to me.
I will be cold,
but not like the coldness
that I felt when I pet you the last time.
I loved you,
And you were special,
And I’m glad you were my pet.
Sleep soft, Sugar.
By Sierra N Carrel, a 4th grade student
“Sleep Soft” was originally published in My Song is the Light, the California Poets in the Schools 2007 statewide anthology. Buy a California Poets in the Schools anthology to read more poetry from CPITS students and teachers.