Speak

Speak

Speak clearly so I can hear The words inside your head -without cadence or allusion- The thoughts you will not share Speak slowly so I can know What you forgave and why -And if forgiveness is untethered- When the truth will not subside Speak kindly so I can forget The...
The Progression of Less and Less Support

The Progression of Less and Less Support

*This article is based on a manuscript published in Gifted Child Quarterly and was written by Jenny Ritchotte and Amy Graefe. It will appear in an international practitioner magazine this winter. Who would believe that a gifted student with seemingly endless potential...
Who We Ought To Be

Who We Ought To Be

I just read an article entitled, “Why Do Smart People Do Foolish Things?” You can read the article at this link (https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-do-smart-people-do-foolish-things/). Recently, it occurred to me that accomplished, intelligent...
Can I See You As You Were

Can I See You As You Were

Can I see you as you were And not as I wanted you to be? If reality conquers expectations Will you still be you? And will I still be me? As today prevails over yesterday Scars remind us who we are- When memory is rewritten And you are you and I am me I want to know a...
To My Daughter

To My Daughter

To my daughter— You are lovely and fragile In the best way possible Falling apart at times Is part of life I have watched you crumble From time to time Only to rebuild yourself And welcome the promise of A new day We are all much, much more Than what we see And what...