I packed my last box
stacked it on top of all the waiting boxes
and I sighed.
I looked around my desolate classroom
thought about my students
memories of students laughing, learning, sharing
of great books echoed in the empty room
and I looked down.
I left a note welcoming the new teacher
moving in hoping she loves the cozy space as much as I did
and I blinked back tears.
I took one last look, closed the door
for the last time
I walked down the hallway, out of the school
drove away for the last time
and never looked back.
my summer can begin -- time with my girls, reading,
continued learning, growing and preparing for my new role
and I let out a big sigh of words.