The Nixon poets wrote poems grounded in the concept of similes: comparing two unlike things (using the words “like” or “as.” The results were terrific:

by Alexis C.

Perfume smells like heaven.
It feels like flowers in the sky.
It looks like a pool
when in the pool is blue
like the sky.
The perfume sounds
like the spray in the air.

El Jugete
by Esteban C.

Un jugete es como cojon algo
muy duro si tiene una caja
de vas es como escuchar un
superhéroe o un teamo y
un jugete es como la
eligiste para que sea tu
mejor amigo por vida.

Pizza and Mayo
by Janila A.

Pizza smells
tasty and mayo
smells like
rotten milk nasty.
Pizza smells like
cheese tomato.
May smells like garbage.

Red Running Shoes
by Janila A.

Running shoes
the comfiest shoes
they make me feel
like a super fast runner.
I feel like I can
run forever. Red
running shoes.



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.