New Poem

A Snowy Egret lives in the creek that runs past my office.
Sometimes he sits alone on the fence.
Sometimes he stands by the water’s edge.
Waiting
Waiting
Watching
Waiting
Sometimes I see him flying, white wings open, still.
Soaring
Soaring
Gliding
Soaring
I read once that some Native Americans believe that it’s good luck to spot an egret in flight.
They say that egrets will take your worries and carry them away.
I feel that native spirit in my soul today.
I’m waiting, waiting for my Snowy Egret to appear.
Watching, waiting for him to soar overhead, my worries resting on his graceful open wings.

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About eduk8te

Kathy Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kathy is the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate; she also teaches poetry writing workshops and is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MATL) program at St. Mary’s College of California. She was honored as SRVUSD Teacher of the Year in 2007 and San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year in 2009. Kathy holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of two beautiful boys.
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