~overhead, overcast~

walking to school
geese flying overhead
so many, so noisy, so springtime
face uplifted toward the sky

friend to library
I to locker
must do homework
as others pass by

birds chirp onward
though people are sick
waiting for tomorrow
sir, I hope you feel better

words mean nothing
I'll say nothing
for though I feel
feelings aren't words

when will all feel well again?
first one, then another
become ill and stay home
or leave mid-day.

[March 2004]