Teachers

Nobody taught him how to sit so still, listening to the birds.

Nobody taught her how to crouch by the river, waiting for the tug,

or to greet the rain so fearlessly.

Nobody taught the dew to cling or the leaves to shake it off.

Nobody taught the peony to close at night and open by day.

Who teaches you to stop and look around every once in awhile?

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