Class Project

by Jim Farfaglia

Class Project


Two children walked hand in hand

to the art room, for a brush and brown paint,

giving this two-liter bottle a natural look.


One lucky student was selected,

under Teacher’s watchful eye,

to cut an oval in its side.


A chatty group shredded old homework pages

and mixed them with pencil shavings,

supplying it with a comfortable base.


Two friends wound colorful yarn

into the grooves of its bottleneck

and tied it twice.


And then one child,

just outside their window,

hung this bottle from an outstretched limb…


Come, sweet bird,

come make this your home,

and make this day –

for the children watching from their desks –

an A+ day.

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