Monday, April 03, 2006

Planting for Change

For our first day of spring break
we all came to school
to practice democracy.

We wrote emails
jammed fax lines
and called and called
and called and called
till we felt sorry for
the administrative assistants
answering the phones.

We love our school, we said
Please don't take it away from us

The lesson today was that anyone can write a letter
whether you're ten or fifty
you can send a fax and an email
get on some nerves
get some attention

Anyone can plant a seed for justice
give it some water, a little April sun
then sit back--
to grow us some change.


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