Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Essence is of the time

Today I held up a flashcard with a bus on it
and a student yelled, "scooter!"

And I thought
here is a moment in which I could correct the student
you know, really teach him something right
I could reply, "You know what, yeah, it's a scooter, why not?!"
and then march the three year olds around the classroom
fists in the air
chanting, "the wheels on the scooter go round and round..."

It's so arbitrary, the relationship
between signifier and signified

But today wasn't the day for anarchy
or thinking outside the box

Maybe tomorrow I will lead the children in a revolt
when their minds have forgotten the moment's pause
between bus and scooter

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