Monday, November 9, 2015

Day 9. November PAD - Mistake

she was an earnest child
wide eyed and determined
standing on line waiting
for teacher to look at her
paper and put a red A on
top – she prayed for this
standing on line this first
grade tumbled haired
earnest child chewing
her pink pencil eraser
heart pounding at all
the torn shame-spots
where with flame-faced
fury she'd scrubbed each

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