a student teaching reflection

Frozen faces
in a routine world
of read this and write that

response, intrigue,
is thirsty on their tongues

tired eyes
tired bodies

working for gas money
cigarettes and
tomorrow's clothes

they want meaning
they want to
be meaningful
do meaningful work

so it's up to you,
dear teacher,
to convince the sons and daughters
of both wealth and need
that they have a great story
that they are a great story

and that you are listening.

No comments: