My grandpa walked out of the nursing home

Wandered a mile away

Stood on the corner and spun all around

Which way is home? he fretted, he wondered, he worried


Just like the little brown bird

that showed up this morning, hopping frantically

under desks, beneath tables

over extension cords and power cords strewn like snakes

across the carpeted landscape

confusing and confounding

– a little brown bird

frantically pacing like my lost grandpa

looking for a way out, trying to find his way home.


(Day 13: 1 subject 30 days #similepoem)

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 six beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.
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