At Meghan’s Kindergarten

Published in Latchkey Lyricality, The Ontario Poetry Society, 2016 

© Catherine M Thompson 


Miss Fish 

What a dish! 

With rigid back 

and rigid ways 

All matching skirts and sweaters 

in polite pastels 

and nylon blouses as well 

with self-tie collars 

and demure pleats 

Picture perfect 

In control 

Frightened of her five-year-olds 

Line them up 

in a row 

Tell them what they need to know 

Nothing out of place