Someone took her job,

Someone will be drum major,

There will be a new first-chair clarinet,

A new softball captain,

Next year's valedictorian,

And so on.


The positions are filled,

But with what?

Someone else?

Will someone else

Drive to the wrong yellow house?

Will someone else

Calm me when I'm angry?

Will someone else

Comment on the same things?

Will someone else

Know when and when not to cry?

Will someone else

Notice when I cry?

Someone else

Can fill a position,

Just as well as


But someone else

Doesn't know how to be

What I'll expect.