Classroom Peeks, August, 2018
With only five days with you,
I’m mesmerized with daily observations,
highly-interested in the watching,
as we adapt to new circumstances
in our academic year together.
It’s fascinating to see how trust is made—
bit by bit, step by step, (baby steps sometimes)
as hearts, minds, and souls strive to connect
to a community in the making,
to the community’s greater good.
I look forward to Day Six already
with hope and anticipation
for even stronger connections.
We’re a team within these walls,
a team of artists creating our craft,
say, a beaded necklace; we share
the adding of the beads, all different,
one by one, day by day, until our
uniquely-designed crafting completes.
It will take us one hundred eighty days
to complete this art activity—
our academic year.
At that time,
amazed at our creation,
we’ll both simultaneously
step closer to view vivid details
with hearts sorting all the memories,
sorting the learnings, lessons from ABCs and 123s.