Sunday, January 20, 2008

Mr. Laimbeer’s School Bus

1974 small private school
privileged to attend on scholarship
so many years ago
now through this old
black and white yearbook
memories flash with
stories to share.
Here on the kitchen page
we see cans of
Campbell’s chicken noodle soup
Mrs. Reiner heated in the pot
on the gas Vulcan stove for our lunches
alongside Mr. Williams and
Mrs. Tallo.
As good as the soup
I got at home,
as good as the soup my kids get
today.
But here the eighth grade posed
for their picture perched on top
of Mr. Laimbeer’s school bus
smiling and waving.
No way at my kid’s school
today.

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