From June to July: A Teacher’s Take

June Athletic action Badminton tournaments Ultimate frisbee tournaments Track and field events Meeting mania Staff meetings Parent meetings Committee meetings Planning-for-next-year meetings Emails about meetings Email emanation Emails to and from students Emails to and from parents Emails to and from teachers Emails to and from administrators Emails about emails Preparation pressure Preparing policies for …

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Daughter

Daughter A little girl Born of love With future bright Filled with laughter Enjoying play Embracing life Innocent Adolescent Becoming woman The bleeding came With some fanfare But never left This rite of passage Would never stop Incredulous at first Hidden horror Permanent pain Silent shame Distressed Unclean This flow defined her Discredited by family …

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