Another perfect, perfect score

that others haven't heard before;

and they wonder why I worry.

It's true – I'm in no hurry

to establish myself somewhere,

but I cannot remain here,

and the parents – how they fear

how little I so seem to care.

Every day the point is made:

what a bargain, this learning trade.

The State imbibes its own green

so frat-boys / soro-girls may preen,

showing off the smarts they gained –

proven only by diplomas,

not by Spring Break melanomas

or by record beer cans drained.

TMK 14feb2008