Made in black and white
Frayed upon the edges
Free of wrinkles despite
That they were not then
My father’s parents
Looked so in love...
I wanted a class photo, your name on a staff list.
From old city directories I have pieced together
a list of the schools where you taught—
Cleveland, Lafayette, Edison, Ericsson, Drew—
not a one of them standing in the next century.
Old photos at the History Center show their stern facades.
And what of the faces looking at you every morning?
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