Kindergarten first day I was late,
Doesn’t play well with others.
First grade Mother’s Day,
I can’t read,
Maybe I should be held back,
Second grade, JK—
Rowling lit a light inside,
Third grade, I made—
A friend that I still have
Fourth grade, Charles Dickens,
Please pay attention in class,
I’ll take that book away from you!
Fifth grade, the first to grow,
The starts of a woman started to show,
Sixth grade, beginning to end,
Was spent writing a book that,
I’ll never see the end of.
Seventh grade, the first day of H—
Ello Mrs. Whatsit, why should I,
Write an acrostic?
Eighth grade, I don’t care,
I’ll wear eyeliner; I’ll dye my hair,
Ninth grade is all a blur,
There’s a move, a farm, a dying heart,
And I’m the only one to notice
She’ll only drag us down.
Tenth grade, I’m really trying,
But I was right and down we went,
Broken bottles and screeched words,
Quotes of the day to make it fade,
Eleventh grade, my junior year,
My breaking point, my laissez faire!
I didn’t care, I couldn’t care,
Twelfth grade, I saved myself,
Trekked half a thousand miles,
To find myself,
As far away as I could get.
Required school is coming to a close
I don’t remember convex or concave
I don’t remember much about biology
But I learned to laugh when things
Were darker than I’d care to admit
And I’m still laughing even though
I’m not winning yet.
Twelfth grade, like a dream
Floating through the air
College Freshman dumped at the dorm
Alone save her phone and new friends
Tucked in a corner of the world
I can do anything except for everything
I hope it gets better than this.