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Empty Reflection

Sitting, watching
as children carefully scrawl
on butcher paper
hastily taped to the window

Rainbow colored words
thoughtfully expressed
love, tears, hopes and good byes

for the one –
their very special one
whose empty, silent desk
is a stark reflection
in the window
behind me

©Shelli Carlisle 2012

* Dedicated to Steve Potter, an amazing teacher who we lost due to budget cuts