Remembering your first day of school
The First day of school
was the best day of my life.
It was the start of a new year,
the next incarnation, reinvention of me.
Not beige and sullen as I left it in June
but tan, strong and muscular - energized.
I showoff what I’ve learned this summer,
that I too can be strong and, oh, I read a book.
It said that your first day of school
was the best day of your life.
That your redesign of yourself,
your, my, our act of renewal brought us closer.
Exciting thoughts to keep us warm this winter
if darkness spoil or obscure our vision.
Remember the first day of school
you wore petticoats and I was so proud.