Saturday, July 4, 2009

Miss Monks

A tribute to my 7th grade chemistry teacher on the fourth of July.


supernova explosion


Room 102, 7th period

Miss Monks
spinster of combustibles
Bunsen and beaker
bare roots exposed
igniting wonder

the “small cloud” of Andromeda
burst into brilliance
in room 102
the perplexity
of life endured
in inner ring suburbs:
unstable configurations
irresistible attractions
couplings we never dreamed of
no travelling show this
but a daily
initiation
into covalent mystery.

2 comments:

theselfloveproject said...

just too good...

love it...

the walking man said...

I feel the same way towards them and those who taught me a love of words.