©Kathy Moore, 2013


Time is running out
my father said last night
his words dropped with regret
into our casual conversation about the weather

It’s the hard, inevitable truth
that lives in every moment,
propels us forward
with such urgency
and denial, as if we could outrun the clock

On my walk today I imagine
this neighborhood a thousand years from now
tourists scavenging for a shard of glass, a remnant
of this time

They’ll piece together what they can of us

All of this means so much
and nothing at all


©Kathy Moore, 2013

Kathy Moore, BAWP 2002, serves as the Curriculum Coordinator in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and as a staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kathy is San Ramon’s Poet Laureate for 2012-2014; she also teaches teen fiction writing workshops and is an Instructor in the Master of Arts in Teaching Leadership program at St. Mary’s College of California. In addition to holding a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from CSUEB, Kathy holds an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. 

4 Responses to “Winter Conversation by Kathy Moore”

  1. Tommy McC Says:

    Yes. Beautiful.

  2. Robert Moore Says:

    love this! and the cover too of 48 Murray ! Beautiful like you!!

  3. Kathy, beautiful and poignant and the long, long view at the end. Loved that. The artwork is exquisite! Thank you, Marty

  4. eduk8te Says:

    Thank you, Marty. It’s been a long time – hope all is well!

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