That was a question from a third grader at Edgewood Elementary today. I responded that I think that poetry brings folks together. I'm open for other responses if anyone reading this has a better one.
The fourth grade hallway at Edgewood was covered in red paper painted to look like brick. The kids had scribbled poems on the papered walls like graffiti. There were stacks of boxes and a trash can, all combined to make the hallway into an alleyway, just like on the cover of I Never Said I Wasn't Difficult. All the grades had done special projects, but the fourth graders -- Wow. Special thanks to Liz Clagget who not only coordinated my visit to Edgewood, but to all the Marysville schools. The kindergarten was able to read and perform Copycat. Very impressive. And they did it with attitude. Boy, did they.
Thunder storms tonight, heavy rain. From the looks of those dusty fields yesterday, the rain is needed.