Traffic Lights

Grace Carlomagno

Grade 10, Montpelier High School

"Traffic Lights is both a melancholy and hopeful piece. I wrote it imagining a homeless person in the rain, whose life had been cruel to them, but who experienced a brief moment of happiness looking at the way the traffic lights reflect in puddles on the street. The slow beginning conveys their despair, the bridge represents the moment they see the traffic lights, and the rest of the piece represents these powerful juxtapositions. Traffic lights is about the ever present, though not dominating sadness that comes with navigating our lives."

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