Rebecca Pittore

Shining Laughter

two little girls,
giggling,
ran across the classroom
to meet each other.

they matched.

green dresses,
with big buttons,
and tights that were once white.

but one was taller,
with sparkling green eyes

and there was a tiny one,
with golden locks
and eyes so blue.

and a smile
that was too big for her.

they laughed at everything.
and they laughed at nothing.

the classroom was calm and dark,
lit only by bland lights,
with deep clouds outside,
that screamed rain.

but the girls still giggled,
as they brightened the room
and ran to their teacher
to ask her to tell them apart.

she got it wrong.
on purpose.

but they didn't know that.
and they kept laughing
forever.
until they made the sun
peek out from behind the clouds

and shine on them.
as they ran outside to play,
and laugh,
together





[TABLE OF CONTENTS, LHS CLASS OF 2009 EDITION]


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