I have several wonderful friends who also teach high school English. It’s wonderful to have so many creative souls to share ideas with. A friend who teaches at a high school in the northern part of the county was at a professional development meeting, and she was disappointed in her colleagues’ bland responses to a common “what’s your color?” exercise. She shared hers with our mutual friend and me, and we each came up with beautiful and sweet little creations. Here’s mine.
Bougainvilleas sprinkling the lawn and hanging over gates
The way a first kiss feels down to my toes
A lovers’ embrace right before an unwanted flight
The chuckle of a baby with promise in his eyes
Feeling the grass on a hot summer night
While loud music pounds through my body
What’s your color?