I do not play favorites;
really, that is not how I roll.
Though, I must admit, there are always some students
that stay with me more than others.
This list will mean nothing to you,
it will only be what it is - a list of names.
To me, these names are stories;
each one taught me something about life,
made me think twice,
made me want to be a better mother,
or even just made me love a little more.
Already, just three weeks into a new semester,
and again, names are tattooing themselves into my mind.