To the TARDIS!

We got the school information sheet and were concerned that we had apparently missed the start of school — by a whole year.

First Day of School 2012
By Annette Marie Hyder

The air lacks the pencil sharpness
that usually accompanies the first day of classes
lower temps are playing it cool
and will be late for school this year
while my daughter with her smiling face
and bright apple of intelligence,
shining from the polishing she gives it,
starts another year of packing the days away
in her metaphorical backpack.
I love the ease and grace with which she shoulders
the things that she must carry
and that she weaves flowers into the bag’s straps
as she picks them as she goes.

Note on the title of this post: The TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space) is a time machine and spacecraft in the British science fiction television program Doctor Who.