Lifeline Poetry Challenge | 2022
in a school primer for life
Let’s arrive in a new school,
already a too tall loner carved from society
dressed in clothes styled by her old-school grandma.
Thank God for uniforms.
Well, maybe not.
First time in the lunch line for food,
sharing angst thick in the room,
a Sister of the Dominican Order,
formidable in her black and white habit…