May 29, 2016 by Sez
It’s circle time
The class share stories from the weekend.
I haven’t visited this school in months
But on this Friday morning
The Other Miss is ill,
So they’ve got me to help.
The highlight for Leona was Kentucky:
Her Friday treat that means the week went well:
No chairs were thrown, no swear words screamed at teachers.
Janette can’t tell us much and so her mum
Has written for her in her home to school book
That she enjoyed a massage, went to yoga and missed her friends at school.
She laughs agreement.
Piotr grinds his teeth and looks away, but mutters “Mario” under his breath.
Natasha grins and gestures to
A brand new T Shirt: System Of A Down.
Jaleel is next he grins, and clears his throat.
“We went to see my brother
Me and mum.
You won’t believe what happened
We got locked in!
We had to call the cemetery man.
He came and let us out.”
It’s only then I see the empty space
That was filled by Naveed three months ago.
The class have carried on.
But every circle time, I learn,
Jaleel includes his brother in his story
And so he is remembered.