Apr 30, 2015

Svladi is Icelandic for Coolness

“Measuring cups, play a new game,
Front of the class, measure your brain,
Give you a complex, then give it a name.”
—Andrew Bird

Tonight I was reminded
that in kindergarten

we had these religion worksheets
we had to complete

every week. Crossword puzzles and
coloring in the pictures.

My teacher Mrs. Svaldi
reported to my father

that I had colored a person purple
and a dog blue.

She was concerned.
My dad informed her we had a kerry blue terrier.

In 2015, it astonishes me
that in 1994, a middle-aged woman found it

preposterous that a 5-year-old boy
would color a person purple

and a dog blue.

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