May Day

Today’s walk

littered with

last night’s windstorm

brittle branches

broken, orphaned here along the pavement

helplessly still

this still May morning

 

Across my vision like

a silent movie, a slow moving dreamscape

doe in flight, scattered heaps, swoop of wings

 

Once we carried buds to Mary

twirled around her maypole arms

Once you brought me tiny flowers

promising a lifetime still,

life unfolding, hour by hour

day by day, May by May

 

 

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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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