I Teach

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photo by Andrey Bobir

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August smiles,

brilliant fall colors

give pastel accents

to carve a path home.

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Aging, beauty

to present a state of mind

delightful, happy,

invigorates our energy.

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For now

reflection is immediate

only a moment’s glance

suggests sweet shelter.

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Doors will open

anticipation screams through

the distant halls

recalled, fresh, familiar.

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new faces, elders,

mindsets triggered

by ‘best practices;’

a ‘carpe diem’ … pause.

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The reality is

as maples, oaks, poplars

turn

bold as our children.

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We teachers delve,

avenues of knowledge,

not only selfish pride

yet, guidance with love.

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Drop quiet in our eyes,

share stories, similar grasp,

capture our mood,

enhance our last …

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As the autumn leaves, our time

moves forward; imagine new fires.