Ms. Ndaba is a senior
at The Buxton School and she’s applied
to fourteen schools.
What are they looking for.
What is she looking for. What about money, and where
will she go. Where we go
matters less than who we meet and what we see
learning happens everywhere so many people
to learn from I grew up
outside of New Haven never liked Yale even though
everyone said Yale as though it was a Big Word like Truth
people who worked in the kitchen and on the campus were paid so little
walls between the school and the rest of us big walls
and though the word community was repeated so often in books
and books and books hard to know what the school believed and now
when I think about what it means to be an educated person
maybe it means to be educated about other people too and although books
are one of the truly amazing parts of life I love them read them every single day
write them too when I am lucky still being educated is about so many things
like seeing one another and doing what we can.