The First Day of School On the first day possibilities thrive dreams come alive together we create and relate. Our classroom holds the universe in the eye of each child. We can learn on the moon dancing like a balloon in zero gravity reading about oceans as you float on the boat that was once your chair in a classroom daring to become a jungle. Stretch your words taste each number go outside and notice what’s growing in the schoolyard. Watch closely when the seasons change. Write your story show your friends share who you are and sing with your eyes. Every question is an adventure, an invitation to change the world to be kind, understanding this is what it means to be human. We celebrate being alive with wonder and belonging everyone here a twinkling star in the system of our community.
© Jessica Outram
This poem was revised in September 2021.