Morning Conversation

Today is a state mandated test day for public schools. Cherry Crisp’s grade level is not being tested. She will sit all day, working math problems she already knows how to solve.

“Do you have a book to read?”

“Mom, I’m a reader.” Plosive puffs of disgust escape rosebud lips. “Asking a reader if she has a book is like asking a writer if she has a pen.”

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