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or “Why Agreement Comes in Orange”

Mixed media collage; magazine paper on paper with marker.

Copyright © henry toromoreno, 2010. All rights reserved.

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I tried to walk the streets

I tread when I was young,

stopping time and again

reviewing what’s been done

remembered where and when

the dreams I keep were born

and began to comprehend

where yesterday had gone.

I had not remained to watch

the changes going on

and now on my return

there was emptiness, not song.

The roads had all diverged

and taken everything along,

and I was just one traveler now

and very far from home.

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E-mail to Emily

I’m somebody! Who are you?

I know you’re somebody, too.

Then there’s more of us – we’ll tell!

We’ll write each other, you know.

How dreary to be nobody!

How private, like a cog

Hiding our names the livelong day

instead of writing a blog!

Responding to one of my favorite poems.

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 “What?”, asks the principal,

forgetting that I take

my role as an educator seriously …

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“You don’t like looking at that?”,

when I mention

that the short shorts

are too too short –

and that it is hot

and about to get hotter.

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“They’re children”, I remind him

and he laughs

and retorts the way he does,

by saying, “have you seen,

how some of the teachers dress”?

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“That’s you’re job too”, I say

… but everything seems funny

I guess, when you’re a clown.

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Mixed media collage. Cut out magazine paper and marker.

Copyright © henry toromoreno, 2010. All rights reserved.

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