Students will be able to (SWBAT)

To the people
who speak about American education
like they know
how it feels to ruffle the curls
of a boy who
was kept in an oven
before they sent his father to jail

Who ask me why I sit
on carpet, concrete, ground, floor
before standing above a child
Who think thrown money
is something a child would bother to catch
when they’ve just read their first book
I bought for a quarter
at a secondhand store