Each Thursday after recess I make my way
to Miss O's classroom,
refreshed with coffee,
I take a deep breath
and enter the chamber of
hexagons, symmetry and all other
This is my opportunity to step
into her world for 40 minutes.
Once over, I can exhale and walk
away, knowing that it's all over
for another week and the teacher
has them all to herself for the
rest of the day.