Miss Morris asked us to bring something special
in and talk about it in front of the class
for everyone else to share and enjoy
and so in this cardboard box I have brought
the first rays of morning and if I open it
this classroom, with its peeling walls,
its desks engraved with cramped insults
and declarations of love from children
who have now become adults, its blutacked
posters of the alphabet, all we can see will
transform into gold and all our eyes will
glitter and all the dust in the spaces
between us will dance and twirl in the light.
I wrote this one during the half time of Bristol Tonic, from the prompt Show and Tell. Thanks again to them.