Maybe I haven’t learned to juggle well yet?
I keep dropping balls.
Maybe it’s that I’m a fool, not a bad juggler.
I think it’s more likely that I’m a fool.
I’ve got two preps,
about 200 students,
59 of which are ELLs (59!?!!?),
I’ve not run in awhile
like I’d like to,
and a myriad of other
micro-things going on.
Mr. Robinson stands at the corner and juggles
almost every day across from his door, and he
occasionally, but rarely, drops a ball.
But, he doesn’t juggle more than three balls.
More than three is too much, he said.
I wonder if he is
wise, humble, and content
or just making excuses.
I’m inclined to
learn my lesson.
“too many priorities
Which means, I’m thinking, I really have
had enough of this foolishness and – I am –
I am just going to go ahead and throw
a few balls away.