2nd Year Program
2016-2017

Physiognomy

by Jaeda Moyer

A broken puzzle,
trying to put its pieces back together.
Shaping dark crisp pointy edges
to match each other. When
one piece fits,
there are thousands still to go.
This puzzle will never be
completely finished. Because. As more
pieces connect, the puzzle expands.
Always growing, creating a bigger picture.
Frustration makes it easy
to take apart; no time
to heal. Every piece
fits together, but only time taken
makes it complete.


Stress

by Jaeda Moyer

A constant strife,
a boomerang:
no matter how hard I try to relinquish it,
it always returns.
People tell me not to throw,
but that is like telling a fish not to swim.
I am a professional.
I perfect my work to its finest.
I want to go back to the days
when the only problem was tying little shoes.
Now I have to worry:
about fitting in,
getting good grades,
preparing for the future.
This boomerang hits me
in the face with sharp edges.
There is no avoiding it. If I try to escape,
it attacks me as I run.
It does not take much. The weakest person
could toss this annoying toy
into outer space.


Basketball

by Jaeda Moyer

Running down the court;
salty sweat drips from my face.
Sqqquuueeeaaakkk!
shoes scuff the wooden floor: nails on a chalk board.
Plink, plink, plink. Swish
The basketball bounces like rain on a trampoline.
The sound everyone wants to hear:
a scarf whistling in breezy wind.
The orb hits the floor with a thud: Blllllaaaaammmmm!
The buzzer beeps. Game over.


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2nd Semester Unfinished Pieces

Jaeda:

                Revisions = 100%
                Edits = 100%

FINISHED!


Updated list of all 2nd Year vocabulary

Short story citations & notes on discussions (will be added as we discuss these pieces):

Sucker by Carson McCullers
Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
The Declaration of Independence
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Interpretive and Evaluative Questions for essays by Alexis de Tocqueville

NFS Skills List

CLASS notes on CITATIONS

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