start in the parking lot.
add sweat and a warm day
not warm…hot; blazing hot.
and then add marching band kids.
pause. glance. double take. observe.
ow we've found where it started.
fast forward ten months, a year, maybe.
throw us in the hallway, the stairwell.
add conversation, rolling eyes, reaching to leave.
pause and take notes.
you can think that you're right, sure
but you're wrong.
you can put on your blinders
and run in the race if you want
but you'll never get the full effect.