TAP TAP TAP !
Grading papers I could not finish the night before, I hear tapping behind the shaded window in the classroom.
I want to ignore it as I have so much to do, but the possibility of hurting a students feelings overpowers my selfishness.
Raising the blinds, I see Tim Duncan pressed against the glass.
Peeking from behind the poster
A pair of pitch black eyes
This instant is followed by a smile
And the motion to open the side door
We walk to the emergency exit door and any anxieties that I had brought to my room
Simply leaped out of me and transformed
Into a huge hug !
It was only a few moments
Moments that helped me greet my incoming class
With a smile
Instead of the frown
That was painted on my face
Before that moment
Tap, tap, tap......Who is it?
Always respond to a knock
Always pick up the phone
Always answer the door
Always respond to a tap