Saturday, August 13, 2011

Poetic Asides Wed.Aug 10.2011 prompt - school

Home In School

Your digs will be primitive
We were told; I pictured
The wilds, nature, a tent

In fact, we had the corner
Of a classroom
In an elementary school

Used, during the day
As the “clean apothike”
A makeshift lab
For cleaning small finds
Shards of pots, tiny bones
The odd arrowhead

I learned how to stay quiet
And remain in our corner nest
Eavesdropping; auditing
A post-graduate class

On archaeology; assessing
Drawing, tracing,
Describing in detail,
All manner of discovery

A summer of being
Home schooled
In our school-home

1 comment:

  1. Children see 'school' in so many ways. I like this. I should ask me niece her impressions as she was home schooled for years. Wonderful Imagery!