© Jennifer Pendergast


About time
to turn over the page
-walking along the cool, empty corridors-
time to leave the place
-carrying just the worn out briefcase-
keeping the memories and lessons
not always sweet, generally useful
there was no meaning in certain things
“not yet” would have said Grandma
“one day you will understand”
wise Grandma, present after so much time
-going down the stairs-
after 30 years of teaching
goodbyes were uncomfortably brief
-stepping outside to the warm embrace of the sun-
time for a change
-smiling to the new life ahead-
time for a new challenge
about time



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