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Friday, February 22, 2013
Poetry Friday: Sonnet for my Sub
I'm writing down the mysteries of my class
All that I do, and why and how and when
The intricacies of a bathroom pass
Which students you can trust (but even then
You must be on your guard, and watch your back),
And here is the procedure for the roll
And don't let those kids get you off the track,
Make sure you let them think you're in control.
Sub, I've tried to give you foolproof lessons,
Easy instructions, here's how to be me,
And yet I'm (this is such a lame confession)
Not thrilled by interchangeability.
I wish my absence filled the world with sorrow
But failing that, please teach my class tomorrow.
Ruth, from thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com
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