Poem by Jenifer Tull-Gauger
Don’t even try to talk to me
When I’m with the dragons.
For that short span,
A couple times a week,
I am in a different world.
I must focus all my energy
On keeping the dragons busy,
Active, productive and learning.
They are young and have
Short attention spans.
They are easily distracted.
They are small and full of energy.
I must work with them constantly
During our time together
To channel their energy positively
To keep it from bursting out of control
And running wild, causing chaos
Which can happen easily when they’re together.
Don’t call and expect me to answer
During that short period.
Then, I am a dragon-tamer,
Keeping my voice energetic; loud but friendly,
Thinking a step ahead
To our next activity,
Enticing the dragons with fun,
To learn to be better, stronger, faster, smarter people.