Tuesday, December 25, 2007

xmas break

antsy, how to sit
all day, relax, do nothing,
need to be busy

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sick. Again.

they share their feelings,
attitudes, talents, hopes, loves...
but mostly their germs

Sunday, October 28, 2007

That class was for little kids...

They told me to take
away recess, to count beans,
to track their math skills.
Does this tame teenagers who
are never told no? Hell no.

Friday, October 26, 2007


sore week, dizzy day,
psyching myself up? Power
of the mind, or womb?

Monday, October 22, 2007


how many times can
I ask a student to act
like a real student?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

ups and downs

Good day, better day
then down the drain, why can't they
steer a steady course?

Saturday, October 6, 2007

An expensive cut
after growing for a year
I feel so polished

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Lazy weekend

stern warnings aside
"the first year is so hard" - but
easier than last!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

breaking them, or me?
pushing in all directions
these bright, lively kids

Saturday, September 8, 2007

1st week

exhausted, sitting
more to do, lessons to write
right into the fray

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Officially a Teacher

Farmer's market lunch
eaten in the rose garden
paperwork all signed!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Employed at last

Wow, it's official
coolest job in the cohort
mine, all freaking mine!

Sunday, July 29, 2007


sweet cream paradise
coffee soaked, chocolate dream
pastry shaped heaven

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Knight Library, First Floor

quiet. productive
readers, typers, no windows
a study cocoon

Monday, July 23, 2007


Update resume
so strangers can critique my
life in bullet points

Sunday, July 22, 2007

3 pillows stacked up
lolling with Harry Potter
read it in one day

Friday, July 20, 2007

application process

depressed all week long
just want a freaking job but
applications suck!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Rainy summer term

grey out the window
rainy drive, jackets on chairs,
feels like a real class

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Job Searching SUCKS

smarter than many
better than most of those hacks
why still unemployed?

Tuesday, July 3, 2007


choosing perfect words
edit, rewrite, expand, cut
summer spent typing

Sunday, June 24, 2007

lazy sunday

On the couch purring
amber and black, white whiskers
abetting my sloth

Thursday, June 21, 2007


balloon in my throat
mind racing to fast for sleep
just get this shit done

Thursday, June 7, 2007


geese or ducks could not
repeat themselves as much as
this. teacher! teacher!