This poem examines the struggles of teachers as they attempt to impart knowledge onto students.
Ammy gives an overview of the book:
But I endure
for I--I am not like ordinary sand
that lets itself be washed away with the tides.
No I--I am patiently waiting on shore
for lightning to touch me
and turn me from a grain of sand
into a fusion of technicolored sea glass
with razor edges,
and I will cut my way through their watery lives
and finally into their minds.
Ammy Achenbach is a novelist of children’s and young adult books. She co-wrote her first novel, A Few of the Many Adventures of Oliver Toliver, with her father, Don Achenbach. She has an MA in English Literature and an MFA in Creative Writing, and she is currently...