Writing Portfolio- Jared Fishman Age 17 Grade 12, Bronx High of Science, Gold Key

when there is no light

is there nothing to see

except what is already known

which is simplicity

or is there more

to this unknown

possibly some things

that are not shown

do I take a step

be brave and bold

explore what the darkness

has to behold;

maybe I will venture

into a brave new world

maybe I will encounter

all that is old

or do I stop –

sit, wait, wish –

convince myself that

where I am is bliss;

maybe I cringe

cower in fear

maybe I imagine

a vast frontier

but at the moment

I take my time

pondering upon

this choice of mine

a wave of confidence

from within,

an overflow of inspiration

and so I begin…

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