Choose Me. I hang here among overfull rails
Wires my forest, waiting for you to
Hold Me. Run your fingers on my silken velvet.
Sculpting you, I, you, precisely fit.
Don’t let go! And I’ll forever be
Own Me. Etch your name on the fabric of my shell,
With a waft of perfume, and the weight of your hands in
Dress Me Up. Undo my buttons and slip
A satin square on my heart,
Your favourite colour, and mine.
Take me now,
And I solemnly avow,
I shall remain,
Devoted to You.
Lauren Rose Davies
Collège-Lycée International Balzac, Paris
First Prize Junior
Read by Olivier Holmey