A flicker of yellow-white
Shining gently, soft and bright
Radiating through the night.
As I poise my pen to write,
Detailing the nature of my plight
And the final blow that forced me to fight
And how I couldn’t tell wrong from right
And why I shouldn’t have taken flight
Allowing my fears to leave my sight--
The omnipresent, ever-watching sprite
Of the chivalrous inner knight
Has much less insight
Than the might
VEENA SUMEDH is a rising sophomore at Mountain View High. She plays the violin and has a passion for computer science and math. In her free time, she read lots of Agatha Christie murder mysteries, write, swim, collect Japanese stationery, and bake cardamom-pistachio cakes.