• Joni

Day 20: No Substitute

You show up to class

and your teacher is not there,

but there is a


The Substitute Teacher.

There is a sense of relief

as the students know

it will be an easier day,

that they can let their guard down


their real teacher will be back tomorrow.


The Substitute

takes abuse

because he or she

isn't the real thing

in the eyes of the student.

But oh how I treat


like a