What’s in a Guess?
Why the prize for the one right answer?
No prize for the very good guess?
Don’t guesses count?
Children wave their hands—I know! I know!
If their guesses were valued,
they’d feel engaged forever.
They’d keep eagerly seeking and imagining
in a way that leads to finding answers.
If guesses were valued.
They’d be waving their hands, and
an answer, a chore, a hope,
that keeps us guessing.