• The Night Before the First Day of School

    Here’s an excerpt from “Poet X” by Elizabeth Acevedo. I thought it was fitting to share on this, the last day of summer vacation. It is written from the perspective of a teenage girl. I will be blogging about this verse novel soon. It was a great read! Let’s stick with the night-before-school theme and check […]

  • Poem - Where Did the Words Go

    Where Did the Words Go

    Where did the words go? I can’t remember the last time I actually wrote something longer than a sentence or two on a social media post or a note to my spouse. When did my poetry slip away? I used to need it. To put words down on paper was not just a release but […]

  • Kindergarten Teacher Quote

    Nurture Talent in Your Classroom

    This weekend, I watched a film on Netflix entitled, The Kindergarten Teacher. There are plenty of movies about inspirational teachers who truly make a difference in the lives of their students and community. This is not one of those movies. The story revolves around a 40 year-old kindergarten teacher who sees talent in one of […]

  • The Poet Alone… Fails.

    He’s trying to forget you, it’s harder than he’d imagined because he’d seen a future with you as clearly as this view of the city from across the bay on a perfect spring day. Low clouds, fog, and smog had other plans and descended, perhaps inevitably but even the haze, has no power of memory. […]