Saturday, March 25, 2017

Don and me

the arithmetic underneath

I described my teaching colleagues 
as loving to “tilt against windmills,”
but not wanting to figure out
how to pay for the “tilting,”

our charge with our students is all idealistic,
founded more in faith than in fact,
we believe, and we do,
despite how quixotic it seems to be,

it is hard to hold to the dream
and still know the arithmetic
without which the dream dies,

thanks be to those who keep the books
and who also know the dream,
they allow many of us to “tilt”
and not fret about paying for the “tilting.”

by Henry H. Walker

March 24, ‘17

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