DPF / Collins

For the school year which nears an end, from The Apple that Astonished Paris.

from Schoolsville / by Billy Collins

Glancing over my shoulder at the past,
I realize the number of students I have taught
is enough to populate a small town.

I can see it nestled in a paper landscape
chalk dust flurrying down in winter,
nights dark as a blackboard.

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