Khanyi and College and Education

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.

 

 

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

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