Poetry by Jeff Green

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The new teacher

by cricketjeff on November 11, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

Summoned by the secretary
she strode to the seat in sensible shoes
then sat
and smiled

her skirt below her knees
her jacket well cut
expensive
she answered their questions
with equanimity

They discussed and agreed
such a sensible woman
so suitable
no scandal here.

She beamed

inside
her smile was different
would she have succeeded
had the panel known
that all
their picture of purity
was wearing beneath
her severe suit
was
silk stockings
suspenders
and
scent