Where are your papers? Why are you here?
What are you doing to provide your own fare?
What’s that you’re eating? My that looks strange.
Oh, that’s quite good; may I invite the exchange?
Peanut butter and jelly I’ll offer up,
What is that red and green leafy stuff?
A little kimchee, or so you say….
What else can we learn about today?
“I don’t have the papers, or
the language I need to stay in the country
with hopes to succeed.
Can you help me progress,
Can you make me feel good?”
“Come on teacher, my life will not wait.
You said you would be there; I’m here at the gate.”
Come to me child, I’ll walk with you through
The process of learning, the becoming of you.