First Day of School

First Day of School

Carpe Diem Special #178 Michael Dylan Welch’s “first day of school”

first day of school—
I eat my buckwheat pancakes
in silence

© Michael Dylan Welch


first day of college
longing for my parents
to hold on to me


first day of teaching
staring at blank faces
thinking- what next?


first day of preschool
my son’s backpack
weighs more him


first day of school
my daughter stands defiant
refusing to sit


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