We've been state testing for three consecutive days. Here are some haiku poems that I wrote based on thoughts pondered during the tedium of testing. (I took liberty with true haiku format--expect similes, they're not about nature, nor are they imagery rich.) 1. I forgot to bring a book for after testing so haiku it … Continue reading Poetry: A State Testing Haiku Anthology
Why do they disrupt? Perhaps to watch me erupt like a volcano. corrupt an innocent shoulder partner with teenage renegade misconceptions. pontificate abruptly to the class about the merits of mayo. voice a once internal monologue aloud rupturing the lesson into regression. Their urge to interrupt declares … Continue reading A Poem: Why Do They Disrupt?
I shuffle past an Orion worthy constellation of stuffed animals, legos, and dolls strewn across her bedroom floor, careful not to make a sound, even though my end goal is to wake her. It should be criminal to have to wake a sleeping child this early for school. Ten to six in the morning is … Continue reading A Little Thing Tale: The Pat Pat Pat