The Commencement

all good things…

  • ”Who’s gonna teach us now?” an angry sixth grade girl spat at me. She threw a water bottle at me when I started there. Now she brings me her extra cookie from Popeye’s when she has one. She places it on my desk, smiles, and keeps walking. It’s always yummy. -My drawer with sensory fidgets for little J. -Our green plastic bin with community water bottles for anyone who needed a drink. They knew they could come up and take one when needed. “You got the big bottles today.” -That damn SmartBoard that always came unplugged. “We got it, Mr. S.” -”Someone said you’re leaving cause we’re loud.” “You are loud. You drive me up a wall but I love you all.”How you gonna do us like this Mr. S?” “It has nothing to do with any of you. I love all of you like you were my own.” (Even when you said you hated me, I knew you didn’t.)

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Jonathan is a freelance actor in Chicago pursuing his MFA in Writing by night and teaching by day. Website: jonathanmichaelsaucedo.com

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Jonathan M Saucedo

Jonathan M Saucedo

Jonathan is a freelance actor in Chicago pursuing his MFA in Writing by night and teaching by day. Website: jonathanmichaelsaucedo.com

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