Around the Table: “You give me comfort…”

This week we read Perhaps the World Ends Here by Joy Harjo and discussed all of the different things that can happen around a kitchen or lunch table. Food, drama, games, gossip, a table is more than a place to set things on. It can be the place where our worlds converge. Enjoy this week’s poets! 


The Food We Ate

Talia K.

7th Grade


The Chaos table

where we eat, laugh, drink, and smile

only lasts for a very short while.

Where we play and catch up on our day, 

in our own special little way

We, play, talk, we love, we hate

right after the food we ate. 


More Than A Kitchen, More Than A Table

Tamarya Cartman

7th Grade

Kitchen table, how you 

save my day when I want 

to relax and chill. You give

me comfort to to talk to my

friends and even when I’m 

eating. You make my

food even better when I 

sit it down. 


You bring laughter when 

I talk to my friends and 

You bring love when I talk 

to my loved ones. 


I don’t know what I would

do without using the 


You are more than 

a kitchen table. 



“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.