I’m at school more than I’m not.
How do kindergarteners know how to cuss?
“SHUT THE FUCK UP!” when no one is even speaking.
Incident report because first grader beat me up.
Bite marks and bruising, but no broken skin – right forearm. Bruising from heel kicks – right shin. Redness from backhand punches – nose and left cheek.
School. Eat. Sleep. Repeat.
It’s too much.
SPED class teachers and TAs are heroic.
Am I a glutton for punishment?
I just wanted to help.
Haven’t actually been sick in four or five years.
Worn slap out.
Sub job canceled today.
Can nurse this cold in peace.
No creative energy.
Literally just putting one foot in front of the other.
Fortunately it’s over now.
Linger in steamy shower.
Tomorrow brings something new.
Oh, friend. Thinking of you. Hang in there!