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Weekly Faculty Meeting Yum

Many are gabbing, like magpies on steroids.  
As if we are getting away with something.
Our big chance to speak to adults, and we are taking it. 
Teachers at a faculty meeting.
I distance myself in proximity and mindset. 
This is a weekly meeting. I can jump
onboard next week as well as today, and catch up quickly.

Ready for my playtime to begin, not interested in their gabs.  
It is usually some cute antidote I have already heard.  I do not 
teach reading or math; my job is to look for
the good in everyone. I can hold onto that if I do not 
listen to the gabbing.  I look for
the good in teachers too, after all.  

These meetings are heavily saturated with testing,
attendance, reading, and math.
I teach none of these things.  I am not responsible for 
getting them here, and I detest all
of this incessant testing. Doubting the validity in the first 
place, it makes not a whole lot of sense to me.

Snatches of conversations float past me.  I look around. 
Same players. Same conversations. I am serious, truly.
The same talkers, the same listeners. I move around from 
table to table each Wednesday, to get different perspectives.
Most do not.  I sit in the corner today, alone,
marveling at the dull sameness of the gabbing, and the conversations.

The lone wolf, howling silently, with her pen teeth.

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Date: 1/11/2019 12:35:00 PM
"Pen teeth"; hmmm, I like that.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/11/2019 5:17:00 PM
I threw that in at the last second kind of saving the boringness of this one.
Date: 1/11/2019 6:25:00 AM
lol, I can almost see you there , wow. I think I would have been in the corner too. , with pen on fire about something anything but that room. I enjoy your poetry, gives me a glimpse of the world you live in my friend, Have a wonderful day, Hugs xo
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/11/2019 10:05:00 AM
Thank you Pixie Dust. I think all of my stuff is out there for all to see.