Taylor Mali Poems
|1.||Benediction for the Morning||1/3/2018|
|2.||From the Hands of the One Who Loves You Best||1/3/2018|
|3.||How Falling in Love is like Owning a Dog||1/3/2018|
|5.||Like Lilly Like Wilson||1/3/2018|
|6.||Love Hungry For Itself||1/3/2018|
|7.||My Deepest Condiments||1/3/2018|
|9.||The Naked Gardener||1/3/2018|
|10.||The the Impotence of Proofreading||1/3/2018|
|11.||Tony Steinberg: Brave Seventh Grade Viking Warrior||1/3/2018|
|12.||Totally like whatever, you know?||1/3/2018|
|14.||What Teachers Make||12/12/2014|
Comments about Taylor Mali
What Teachers Make
He says the problem with teachers is
What's a kid going to learn
from someone who decided his best option in life
was to become a teacher?
He reminds the other dinner guests that it's true
what they say about teachers:
Those who can, do; those who can't, teach.
I decide to bite my tongue instead of his
and resist the temptation to remind the dinner guests
that it's also true what they say about lawyers.
Because we're eating, after all, and this is polite conversation.
I mean, you're a teacher, Taylor.
Be honest. What do you make?
And I wish he ...