Tuesday, September 12, 2006

TinSoldier

I just don't know where to start.
TinSoldier. Thank you for finding this blog and for writing. Thank you for being in my room. Thank you for respecting it. Thank you and the people who left the stuffed animals in that science classroom, and for the note you wrote on the board about leaving the animals because the children had already evacuated.
Some of them are back. Douglass has reopened as the afternoon platoon shift at Clark or Cohen or one of those comparable schools. Their hours are 1:30 to 7:30. Next week the school itself is supposed to re-open. What can I say? I wonder if Whitney and Monique and Jaquonda (the girl who saved Maya Angelou's book of poetry from the "fire") will be looking for me?
I wonder who will erase Williams Stafford's poem, "For my young friends who are afraid," from the board in 219?