by Chelsea Wozniak, 14, Blythwood, South Carolina
Bright radiance lingers here,
Children's feet are bare,
Coated only in layers of sweet
They giggle and splash along the
Myriad of blue river ribbons
Flowing to an unknown destination.
Flowers dance in an eternal waltz.
Flamboyant in their symmetrical petals,
Stained with perfection.
Branches and vines, entwined
As if painted,
And over everything
Shades of tawny and emerald
Embrace the trees.