Michelle Kogan hosts the Poetry Friday Roundup today.
Today, I will turn in my classroom key and my building pass, and leave the middle school which has been the heart and soul of my teaching life. What lies ahead is somewhat clear: caring for my aging parents, bringing a farm back to life, writing the books that I have been wanting to write.
Today is the end of one path, and the beginning of another. Even as I grieve for the turning, hearing (always) the call of the children I have loved and taught and learned alongside these many years, I know that the other path is the way now. I have arrived at Frost’s diverging roads…I know where I must go.