A school should be supplied with
sufficient quantities of purple skies
and impossible flowers
and improbable beasts.
A school hallway should glisten from
who I am
and why are those
and where you might be going.
A school’s people should burst in
and whacked-out tubas
and the sounds of wild imaginings.
And all of the things a school should be
must be carried home in
purple green silver Power Puffs Scooby-Doo
backpacks so that everyone’s home
can be kind of messy
and sticking out on the sides
with hope and laughter and dreams.