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By Shelby McMasters
Genre: Poetry Level: Elementary 4-6
Year: 2001 Category: Margaret Mielke Memorial Poetry Award

A threat is a dull, dark day.
It will rush at you
like a wrathful bull.
It's a terrible dream,
a needle poking your skin.
It's the knife in you brain
that never goes away.

About the Author: Shelby McMasters attends Eagle River Elementary School in Anchorage, AK.

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