Deutsch 1001; Early Morning Lesson

Education via Poetry (Early Morning Lesson),

By Terry Scott Niebeling

 

Bright lights.

White Board.

 

Outside I stand with a cigarette blowing between hardly noticed and totally ignored.

 

Just words.

Eyes forward.

 

Earlier, fucking with coffee, toast, and what fruit I could afford.

Swatting flies on the side.

 

Stance in Preparation,

Not bored.

 

Learning.

 

Struggling to stay awake.

 

Trying for high scores;

Sort of,

More so,

Looking to get this information absorbed.

 

Existing like a sponge is my new sport.

 

***

 

While most of these kids don’t even show up to class.

 

Thank you.

Thank god.

Danke schön.

 

Always look for more.  

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