Open - Dave Bachmann

An open hand
can do so much,
can soothe the pain
with just a touch.

An open heart
can seek to mend
the feelings hurt
when words offend.

An open mind
is best of all,
can see the truth
tear down a wall.

Dave Bachmann is a retired special education teacher of  years who taught English and creative writing in Arizona to youth with emotional disabilities and those on the autism spectrum.  He now lives and writes children’s stories, grown-up stories and poetry in California with his wife, Jay, a retired Kindergarten teacher along with their 13-year-old Lab, Scout (of To Kill a Mockingbird fame).