The Teacher

 /   /  By Emma Birches
Stone Soup Magazine
November 2018

By Charlie McDermott

 

The wind teaches
the bare trees
how to dance

The trees try but
they are not agile and thrash
like a beached fish

I wonder why
the wind does not
just give up

Its next lesson may
be more fruitful

The green leaves
flutter in the wind
against the bare tree

I wish that the
wind would teach
me how to dance

I wonder if
I would ever be
the wind’s great pupil

Charlie McDermott The Teacher

Charlie McDermott, 13 Vienna, VA

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