Even for 5, he was small, like a bomb,
And knew from the start people could be killed.
He could stand before you, fierce and rigid,
Smelling of sugared cereal, BO, powder,
And the sour tang God needs to find the poor.
4 teachers in succession listed the things he did
As if to break your heart was all he willed.
A little boy so recently sprung from Mom.
for Special Education teachers everywhere.
Frontline, trench warfare.