Untitled Poem by Raven Rix

Some say it’s a sanctuary

Some say it’s a paradise

And while this place is truly all these

It is more

It is a realm

But most of all,

It is where I go

When I am so




–Ravin Rix, 9th grade

Submitted by Terri Clark of the Smoky Hill Library in the Arapahoe Library District, who says: “I run a creative writing program for teens out of the Smoky Hill Library and had them use poetry in the stacks as a writing prompt.”