He died suddenly
after school one day.
A fifth grader
with an undiagnosed heart defect.
his family decorates the tree
planted in front of the school
in his memory.
In between holidays now,
the maple blooms.
©Mary Lee Hahn, 2015
Linda, at TeacherDance, will join as often as she can.
Check the comments at A Year of Reading or Poetrepository for her poems.
Kevin (Kevin's Meandering Mind) is back this year,
leaving poetry trax in the comments.
Carol, at Beyond Literacy Link, is writing alongside us when she can.
Jone, at DeoWriter, is doing a "double L" challenge.
She and I are cross-poLLinating our challenges whenever possible.