Students wait,

With anticipation.

Tense, silent,

All eyes on the clock.

Slowly,

but surely,

The seconds slip by,

until-

The time has come,

The school day is ended.

Students cheer

as the bell rings.

Jumping up,

All talking,

All laughing,

Some dancing with joy.

They surge out the door,

As the teachers wave goodbye.

And a single piece of paper

Flutters,

A last goodbye.