Test halt voices, almost.
The teacher's voice reigns silently.
Flip-flops flap against dirty linoleum,
Metal rings on purses clink.
Cloth rubs against hard plastic,
Calculator's buttons get punched quickly.
Desks rattle and creek
The door squeaks open then slams shut.
Papers crinkle and pass
From students to teachers hand.
Graphite scratches and wears down
Paper slides across the desks.
The air conditioner kicks in
And noses start to sniffle.
Pencils clack and folders slap
Books flip- tests are over.