Teaching life-
I didn’t think
it could be containerized
but there it was
My daughter’s teacher continued.

All the skills
my child would need
not taught before!
empty gaps
remained in my gut

So, was I vacant?
not to know these things
to not stare into life
looking for nudging
looking for delicate
careful seas?

There was everything
I needed
categorized in a white
simple notebook
tabbed in subjects
I didn’t know.

I was pale.