SUMMER SCHOOL SENRYU
by Don Kingfisher Campbell

(1) PRE-TEST

It’s like light rain
heard outside a window–
students writing.

(2) CLASSWORK

Binders opening
and closing–popcorn,
popcorn, popcorn!

(3) FRIDAY TEST

Chair leaning back,
looking for answers
in the ceiling.

(4) STUDENT DESK

Orange edged,
scraped wood butterflies
leave graphite droppings.

(5) NO LOCKERS

On the tables of
the Creative Writing class,
Algebra and Calculus books.

Don Kingfisher Campbell is currently studying for an MFA in Poetry at
Antioch University, Los Angeles. Mr. Campbell has taught Creative Writing
for 27 years in the Occidental College Upward Bound program and has been a
Guest Teacher even longer for the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Kingfisher is the host of Saturday Afternoon Poetry in Pasadena, editor of
the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, and founder of POETRYpeople youth
writing workshops. Don has recently been awarded a commission by the city
of Pasadena to compose a poem for the City Speaks art exhibit and also won
first place in the 2011 Whittier Poetry Contest.

(http://dkc1031.blogspot.com)

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