Why I teach…

Not every “Good Morning” is met with a smile.

To be honest, most are met with a stare,

but the ones that break across sleepy teenage faces

are more valuable than,

a trunk of pirate booty found under the “X” on a map to Treasure Island;

the ‘High Five’ for the winning goal in the championship game;

one’s gentle first kiss from a long held crush under soft moonlight;

or even, the promotion and raise after years of hard work,

because it shows they know I care.

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