Tagged: school

we are waiting for

we are waiting for
the school bus to come back down the
hill, borrowing warmth

from inside our home just moments
before, stubbornly growing
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: stubbornly

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one in eight children

one in eight children
are traumatized by
that early morning
realization of missing
the school bus. it
still sneaks into
our slumber, the
mechanical stop-
sign arm, that air
brake sigh, the
unmistakable
national school
bus chrome,
shrinking in
the distance
.
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between you and me

between you and me
is a conversation, waiting
to be sharpened, for

our fingers to get dirty,
emptying that old-school hand crank
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in primary school

in primary school
we learned to cut around the
heart – nine times out of

ten, to find it correctly
required repeated folding
.
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autumn is summer’s

flitting silver in

we lined up for inspection –

we lined up for inspection –
elbows and knees knobbly,
eyes nervous, reserved,
a stifled giggle or two.
back then, we were
so good at conforming,
it is a wonder that our
spines were in question
.
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