Around Town – October 29, 2020

Congratulations once again to Charlotte 15-year-old Ava Rohrbaugh who had a poem in the Burlington Free Press Young Writers Project of Oct. 23—the third week in a row for Ava. This week’s was her end-of-life care for a dying mouse, titled simply “The Mouse.” Noticing that a mouse in her room was close to dying, she decided to put it in a box with a burning flower to give it a good smell in its last days. The mouse curled around the flower as Ava carried it to a burial spot. The author ends her poem by thinking of “the little creature wrapped around the flower that I hope smelled nice.”