The City of Tacoma and Puget Sound Poetry Presents
The Distinguished Writer Series
July 8th , 2016 7:00 p.m.
Kings Bookstore, 218 St. Helens, Tacoma WA
Emma Bach, Featured Reader
If at first you don't succeed,
try doing it the way Mom told you to in the beginning.
Emma Bach is a sophomore at Wilson High School.
She is a lover of poetry, music, long walks on the beach, and cuddling by the
The couch still smells of you
It’s been twelve hours and still
I can see the outline of your body
Head up, shoulders back, and proud
For some useless lesson
Your tongue moving over the dip in a spoon
That no longer has peanut butter on it
Your index finger scratching a banana peel
I would have thrown away
You always hold onto things
A second too long