Back to school! Actually our kids start Monday, but teachers have been back for a week or two. Pretty sure I have posted both of these poems before, but some poems need to be revisited and rearead. Catherine has the Poetry Friday Roundup today.
"Introducing a New Me"
There's a new ME this year,
An on-time ME,
A clean-desk ME.
A first-to-hand-in assignments ME
A listen-in-class-to-the-teacher ME,
A teacher's-pet-for-the-first-time-in-my-life ME,
An always-willing-to-be-good-and-help-out ME,
The problem is
The new ME
Is not like ME
Close the barbecue.
Close the sun.
Close the home-run games we won.
Close the summer.
Close the pool.