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Gianna Woods

On morning’s breath
And winter’s dew
My only thoughts
Are of you
I seek the warmth
Of your breast
To calm me down
And get some rest
Your eyes are bright
And your humor light
I seek your love
With all my best
Light of the world
Light of my life
Warm me up
And hold me tight
On night’s beams
And spring’s cries
I finally
Say goodbye


Gianna Woods is 17 years old and attends Southeast High School. Her poem “The Last Wolf” won second place in the 2022 Manatee Libraries and 805 Teen Poetry Contest.

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