….the first day back to work
A New Year
The car instinctively knew where to park
Making its way into a spot that really wasn’t a spot
But the lot had become too small for our growing staff
And no one car pools.
The cold Arctic air bit my face as I gingerly placed
My feet on the icy surface
Hoping that my boots wouldn’t let me down, literally.
The cold easily penetrated my thin inadequate gloves
But I knew that the walk to the door would take less than a minute
Sweet Miss M greeted me, as she does every morning
Opening the door to a warm and welcoming place
This gesture was even more appreciated today
As I had forgotten my swipe key
Had I really been away for two weeks?
The morning was already busy with excitement
Children eager to share their stories and
Teachers busy, preparing for their day
The New Year begins, a new day, just like any other
But with renewed hope and promise of good things to come.
© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2015
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