Two Views of a Teacher

1.    resistance
too insistent
            in your insistence
                        that we must be
the way you wish
            us all to be
                        obviously
yet not so
            obvious to you
                        that we are
and we are
            not so willing
                        to be like you
2. acceptance

your hand
metaphorically
graces my arm
as you speak
encouraging me
to take a chance
to jump toward life
to be happy
to trust
your faith
in us all
(May 23, 2013)

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