How to Fly

It helps to have been born in a nest

The higher up, the better

A healthy wingspan is useful too

And then, of course, some optimism

Looking up instead of down

Expands the chances for success

 

Flying is an art

And to do it well

Takes courage and strength and a huge leap of faith

So just step to the edge and let go

 

(Day 7: 1 subject 30 ways #howtopoem)

About katemccarrollmoore

Kate Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kate served three terms as the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate (2012-2018); she also teaches poetry writing workshops and is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MATL) program at St. Mary’s College of California. She was honored as SRVUSD Teacher of the Year in 2007 and San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year in 2009. Kate holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of four beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.
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1 Response to How to Fly

  1. bobmoore33 says:

    I was born

    in a bunk

    momma died

    and my daddy got drunk

    they left me here

    to learn to fly

    but I don’t know how

    not one little bit

    always falling

    goddamnit

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