San Francisco: another day in paradise…

I subbed again today

I was the art teacher in a kindergarten class

The kids were out of control, but I loved them anyway

Their inability to stay in their seats

Their inability to listen

Their continuous questions

And me watching the clock

Wondering if my energy would hold out

Their loud voices

They ran around the room

They hid under the tables

They hit each other

They cried

They threw paper in the air

They asked over and over about my tattoo

At one point

I felt as if I was outside of myself

As if looking down on

This wild wonderful energy

This chaos

Thinking, this is life

This right here is living

They are so young

So very very young

So precious and young

And I am so very old



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