Dear God No, No, No, Why Is Summer Over


I'm not sure how to be happy about going back to school

I tell my mother

Crossing my arms and staring up ahead


She glances at me, driving

I teach middle school, how do you think I feel?


I mean, sure

You'll have homework and resposibilities again, but

you get to see friends everyday

and learn interesting things

about science and english and maths


yes but, I reply

we just got a new puppy


...who won't be able to pee on you all day when you're at school


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