Superwoman flies into work
ready to battle ignorance
and defend the rights of all.
After her first sip of coffee
she begins her fight.
I watch her leap into action,
lassoing misspelt words
and pinning down clumsy sentences.
She stands up to unsolved equations
multiplying and dividing them at will
until they cower
She reassures roomfuls of children,
and maintaining peace
when all others
would quiver and flee.
After each long day of invigorating,
influencing and improving young minds,
she picks up her handbag,
dashes through the school gate
and speeds home to a well earned sleep.
© Kristin Martin 2017