Comparative Politics 2001
blackboard green
staring down
on a thousand other heads
mysterious strings
hanging from the ceiling
the power of questions
swivel chairs
two-story classroom
and the daily rain
listen
because it's hard to hear
even with all the silence
searching for familiar faces
forgetting your phone was on
heads all turn towards the noise
distracted just so easily
jim morrison apparently isn't dead
and the first head goes down
what classes are for
the creaking of restless chairs
as the period draws to a close
first day, first semester
that's no penny on the stairs
no one will call you stupid
or so he claims, at least
first day of forever
learn, love, die.

TMK 8/23/2004