Tagged: education

perhaps more

perhaps more
than any of it
all, more than
education and
income brackets,
more than
compatibility and
the stars, more
than all the
coincidences
and preferences,
is the comfort
of shorthand
and shortcuts.
here’s to the
ninety-percent of
the things i don’t
say that still make
their way to you
.
20201222:1711
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perhaps they have been

perhaps they have been
waiting for this moment,
placing the onus
of a child’s
learning on his or her
circumstances, family,
life choices – as
if there were already
choices – the curriculum
is here,
get online,
in line,
aligned
with our program
.
20200522:0422
y

tell me what you see

tell me what you see
when you hear two-hundred-million
dollars – a landmark,

an artificial heart, an
education, a vessel
.
20190318:2143
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: vessel

meeting you is like

waking before the

waking before the
6:32 sunrise is
like walking along
the corridors of the
music building and
searching for an
available practice
room through
eavesdropping.
the hallway is a
symphony, and somehow,
when the sun finally
rises, all the birds
fall silent,
except that one,
and you know for sure
that you are awake
.
20150521:0646
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we gather behind

we gather behind
standardized tests
because there is
nothing that fills
in the bubble
so completely
.
20140306:2234
y

we learn to grow

we learn to grow
into each other when
we are together,
as though we were
young again, navigating
all of those
awkward moments,
learning
about the sounds
and expressions we
can make, adjusting
to the long and
short of it
. excuse
me – some things
cannot be contained
.
20121005:0839
y

this morning, there were fish

this morning, there were fish
falling from the sky, one
symphonic stroke
away from the character
for rain. on paper, there
is less room
for erring, but when
you are a beginner,
magic comes
naturally at the turn
of the tongue –
a horse mistaken for
mother, an offered
pillow instead of warm
dumplings, and if
you’re really not
careful, you learn
to shrink
instead of love
.
20120621:0825
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