Getting ready for the school year,
rearranging books and files,
adjusting to a new physical classroom.
I wanted to complain tonight,
my room still needs desk,
35 kids coming in a week,
no ac, the temp was 110 F.
I sat out in the hall,
parent and student open house,
lots of people walking through,
new construction, ceilings missing tiles.
I joked how I was too exhausted,
the heat, couldn’t touch my room,
decided until tomorrow to rearrange,
as tonight I would surely break a sweat.
We have a beautiful new space,
expanding the student opportunities,
new carpet, walls, designs all meant
to enhance the students’ education.
The space isn’t complete,
I need desks in my room,
I haven’t got any a.c.
no wireless, and vacant walls.
I went home tonight exhausted,
and then suddenly it all became real,
I no longer cared about my classroom,
I watched the news tonight in Houston.