My TV screen has over 1,000 pixels,
it’s techni color,
no longer the black and white
the world used to be.
I watch the nature from afar,
trees and other plants,
wildlife in general .
When I walked through the conservatory doors,
I finally saw the beauty of this world in screaming color,
the purples, blues, greens, yellows,
shades I had never seen before.
The world I had watched behind a screen,
was there before me.
My hands could feel the coolness,
my eyes could absorb their brightness,
my ears could hear the gentle sway of leaves in the breeze,
and I could finally breathe without being told when or where.
And at that moment,
I did not need food in my mouth going to my belly,
to find sustenance for I had witnessed a brightness I had never seen.
— Zuheera Ali, 12th Grade