This a National Poetry Month Twofer. I’ve spent a lot of time in the classroom and this first bit I’ve read a few times, usually either unattributed or incorrectly attributed. Taylor Mali deserves the credit for this piece, but he is gracious in acknowledging that he may not get it. You can read about that on his site. And the next time teachers are getting trashed by politicians or the media or some spoiled, entitled child [of any age], which seems to be happening quite a lot these days, I hope you’ll think of this:
I hadn’t heard this piece before, but since I’m greeted daily by two mutts I had to share it too.