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October 2014 QUOTE OF THE MONTH: “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” - Native American Proverb
May 10
Marin Headlands
Samantha Corrales, St. Ignatius College Prep HS, San Francisco
Nature's Rhythm
Roslyn Pontius, St. Ignatius College Prep HS, San Francisco
Pinpointed Vertigo
Michelle Poimboeuf, St. Ignatius College Prep HS, San Francisco
A Neighborhood of Contamination: Hunters Point
Megan O'Meara, St. Ignatius College Prep HS, San Francisco
Reeling Destruction
Kelly How, St. Ignatius College Prep HS, San Francisco
Gagging Order
Jonathon Grossley, St. Ignatius College Prep HS, San Francisco
Can You Imagine
Joey Reavey, St. Ignatius College Prep HS, San Francisco
Trees
Henry Rodgers, St. Ignatius College Prep HS, San Francisco
The Wood
Gerard Harkin, St. Ignatius College Prep HS, San Francisco
Pocketful of Treasures
Emily Goo, St. Ignatius College Prep HS, San Francisco
The Pace of Grass Growing
Caitlin Grey, Alameda HS, Alameda
Fall Poem
Nikki Ahazie, Joaquin Moraga Intermidiate, Moraga
Within The Wide Ocean
Jeremy Yan, Joaquin Moraga Intermediate, Moraga
Marin Headlands
Samantha Corrales, St. Ignatius College Prep, San Francisco
Fire
Sasha Grace, Tomales HS, Tomales
Love's Seasons
Sasha Grace, Tomales HS, Tomales
This Magic
Shree Patel, Dougherty Valley HS, San Ramon
First Greeting to Spring: A Haiku
Amanda Huynh, San Lorenzo HS, San Lorenzo
SPRING IS...
Olachi Obioma, Richmond HS, Richmond
Global
Tiffany Martin, Media Academy, Fremont HS, Oakland
Together and Apart, Eternally
Michelle Pang, Joaquin Moraga MS, Moraga

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Can You Imagine
By Joey Reavey
Grade 12
St. Ignatius College Prep HS
San Francisco, CA


Broken homes
Uncut grass
Boarded up windows
Streets filled with trash

A toxic environment
An unsafe place to be
The government tries to hide it
It’s worth the trip to see

The Navy used to dump
Their old scraps and dangerous waste
The waters are filled with creatures
But no fish you’d like to taste

The ground is cancerous
Living conditions are sub-par
The air feels dirty
Tickles your nostrils with the scent of tar

A place to play
Ghostly remnants does it bare
No hoop, no court
I guess they don’t care

The old complain
About arthritis in their joints
No money for health care
Welcome to Hunter’s Point