by Max Lanford, Grade 6

Green Door

by Avery Stallings

The green door
there in front of me
staring
waiting
watching me
me
trying to see inside
me wondering
puzzled
stunned
distraught
the green door on the old house
waiting to be seen
from the inside
waiting for something to happen
waiting for the moment you are just too curious
the place no one has seen
years
years since
since the day it was made
blank
alone
by itself
the green door
me curious but not too curious
puzzled but not too puzzled
not too full of emotion to go inside
and see what awaits you
the green door all by itself
and all alone
in a world where no one is too curious or too puzzled
where no one is too distraught
where no one knows what’s behind the green door

Art by Max Lanford, Grade 6