In the classroom at the top of the stairs
(turn right - there are two doors
on the counter,
there are three bowls.
Clay, they're made of, impressed
with little fingerprints
In the bowls there are small mementos
snippets of lessons
the teacher hopes were learnt
or anyway, that they will be remembered when the fingernail sized heart
red felt clipped a little off-center
Or maybe the bean
or the seed will remind.
In the light that falls through very tall windows
three clay bowls sit.
They are unbroken.
They hold the lessons.
Please be careful if you clean.