An Open Letter to the Pigeons at Lotta’s Fountain

I know it’s probably exciting

What with all the voices and traffic noises

The dodging in and out of doorways

The fast food smells and bus exhaust

Time must pass quickly day to day

As all those hurrying feet move past

But, did you know there’s a whole other world out there

Just a few miles to the East as the crow flies (or the pigeon)?

There are wide open spaces

Where you can listen to wind

and windchimes

and cows mooing on hillsides

Time passes slowly there

Come visit anytime


(Day 25: 1 subject 30 ways #directaddresspoem)


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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