4 train from the Bronx

Local.

To 14th street.


A mother reads to her child

amidst the gears churning

And wheels turning

against the track.


Here and now I have hope

In the reeducation

Of the next generation.



Mimicked actions

Turn into comprehension.

Facial expressions

Convey feelings of protagonists

And antagonists.



She will read ahead of her peers

As she follows her mother's fingerprints across the page

And she knows where the story

Begins and ends



Her brow imitates

A miniature version of her mother's;

Inquisitive.


She will learn cultures

Their noses nuzzle each other

And she will learn not to be afraid


To ask questions.


Here and now

right now.

I have hope

In the reeducation

Of the next generation.

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