I think of my former colleagues today,
Walking into a world around me
yet show up we will.
We walk in the classroom,
we hold your student’s lives near our heart.
We will be there waiting for them
the reason no matter the circumstance
outside of our control.
We do show up,
to help your students,
lives will be successful,
despite the arrogance of
the instruments of a society
no longer welcome in the classroom.
© Thom Amundsen 12/2021