Wednesday, 18 July 2018

The first evening on earth

by Mary Wescott

The first evening on earth
Finds you walking the outskirts
Of a mining town in Montana.
Moonrise baubles over the Divide
Chasing the indigo clouds.
A quickening breeze from the western valley
Meets you where you stand.
No one praises your footsteps.

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Mary Wescott Riser worked in Virginia independent schools for 30 years, most recently as Head of School at James River Day School, a K-8 day co-ed day school in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she served as Head for ten years. Mary received her B.A. in English and Philosophy from Georgetown University and her M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Oregon.  She writes the education blog “What’s Best For the Children?” Mary and her husband, George, live in Covesville, Virginia and have two adult children.

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