Remembering School

By Abigail Edwards

Leftover chalk dust and marker stains

Old wooden desks and smudged window panes

Borrowed pencils and nubs of erasers

Squeaky hole punchers and empty staplers


Spinning stories, spelling, commas and contractions

Decimals, right angles, carried ones and some fractions

Crafts and paint, cardboard, bottles of glue

Chemistry formulas with Prussian blue


Government statutes, duties and civics

Matter and energy interacting in physics

History that changes from each point of view

Leaving them to decide which one they think is true


Friday night football and homecoming games

Yearbook parties to remember friends’ names

Commencement ceremonies and throwing of caps

An end to the journey or a beginning, perhaps…


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