DIARY ENTRY, SUMMER AFTER SECOND GRADE, AGE 8 By Adrienne Novy

DIARY ENTRY, SUMMER AFTER SECOND GRADE, AGE 8

A found poem from a diary entry written by my 8-year-old self at the Ronald McDonald House near Loyola Children’s Hospital

July 26th, 2004

Dear Diary,

When me and my family went to a hotel house home for sick children and their families, we found the secret room magical treasure cave full of giant teddy bears and dolls place where if you are a child and you are to die here, fall asleep, you might as well be hugging something soft.

By Adrienne Novy

Biography:

Adrienne Novy is a poet and teaching artist from the Chicago suburbs studying Creative Writing and Education in Saint Paul, MN. Her work can be found in FreezeRay Poetry, Voicemail Poems, and on Button Poetry. She loves dogs, a good blended chai, and writing in coffee shops. She is a strong believer in that it’s possible to be both cute and powerful at the same time.

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