Hurry up and grow up
February 13, 2013
Education is so important.
The gnashing of the teeth! Yes!
It helps things along.
Also the rending of the garments!
Rrrrip!!!! Shred those fairy wings.
The filling out of the worksheets in tidy lines of blood and marrow–
Extra points if you spell
blood correctly! Use your phonics– oo goes ooooh!!
Except all the times when it doesn’t!
For no discernible reason!
Figure it out please.
Bind your spirit.
Grit and tears will earn you normalcy.
Bear down. Break that bone.
We want your humanity curled under,
tucked into the tiniest of shoes,
so you can’t go far–
but then! oh then! we will applaud your totter,
and call it mature
even before you’ve lost your milk teeth,
and most people think the applause
will make up for
what you lost.