Dear Elizabeth Alexander from Alondra

Dear Elizabeth Alexander,

My name is Alondra and I am in 8th grade. I discovered your poem here at 826CHI. I really like the part where you mentioned how caring and tending your grandfather is to you. I also liked the part in your poem that says "Did sleep elude me because I could feel the heft of unuttered love in his tending our small bodies." I feel almost the same way for example sleep going past you and the weight of unspoken love. Because like my parents they show me love but sometimes say it to me. What does this poem mean to you?


Grade 8
Chicago, IL

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