The clouds have told me why.

When I look up I don’t need to fly. 

For heaven is above my eyes.

All around at every time.

The sacred firmament is what surrounds.

Whenever I see beauty I am astounded.

Then I realized I’m still grounded.

Baltimore Beat is running poems from participants in the group Writers in Baltimore Schools, which offers programming that builds skills in literacy and communication while creating a community of support for young writers.