The Real Teachers (2015-02-15)
Our Real Teachers
“These teachers were invisible
discreet as sex and seasons’ change
they only spoke in happenings
their only lecture was our pain.
We all grew along their blackboards
until like angels we fell down
far smarter than we realized
they made our silence into sound.
They used our stretching bodies’ ache
and the high arching of our bones
to make their hard lessons
come home come home come home.”
(From my book: Bourgeois Pleasures)