Here’s another poem for Project 27 – I’m actually not sure how many I’ve finished now, but I’m feeling pretty good about this one. Taking inspiration from life. As usual!
I smile and nod
Listen and show, work hard for everything
Everything that you want me to know
I soak it all in, write it all down
only for those thoughts to go spinning round and round
is it this way or that? learning’s hard when the tracks
snap, that was the answer. Found it, maybe? No. Yes.
Queen of this place, happy and ready, safe, comfortable
no one likes what’s next
Is it the soul-bending darkness of the halls?
The waves of noise and speech that roll like thunder past lockers
twice their height?
Perhaps it’s the smiles
that aren’t really smiles but simply
fictitious grins of grim acceptance
“Oh, you went there?