By Linda Zhao, China
International Institute of Akron & Project Learn
My grandmother gave me a brown bracelet
because I was going far away.
She slipped it off her tiny wrist and then reached for mine,
gently lifting it with her small, cold hands.
I look at an ugly bracelet with my 18 year old eyes,
as she slipped it onto my wrist,
and I thought, “I don’t want it.”
The magic is happening
in my heart.
I feel my grandmother wants
to go anywhere with me.
I can feel her great love
in the bracelet around my wrist.
Now, I look at my grandmother through my tears.