by her students at Tri-C Aspire

Anne, who is an artist of English
and draws pictures of the words we don’t understand.
Who makes English easy to sing,
like Mother Kalthum’s songs or “Hotel California.”
Who relaxes us as if we’re a flowers sunning on the beach.
Whose voice is full of energy and clarity
like a kettle drum.
Who gives us everything and takes nothing
like a pomegranate.
Who is friendly and elegant like a kosko bird.
Whose smile opens wide like a peacock’s feathers.
When we come to her class, even when it’s winter outside
she makes us feel like it’s springtime.
She is like the morning sunshine.