Emil Hoch

(Williamsville, New York)

Teachers Of Mine

Who are these people in front of me
Sitting in an atmosphere of quiet concern
Coming early to hear some strain of wisdom
Or to work within these walls of ivy
Early in the year they are tense with fright
Because of the sober discussions of safety and sight
Later they begin to loosen their tongues
As they imitate that strange figure who leads the way
Some professors call them students of theirs

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