Pupitre

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45419
United States
39° 43' 0.9804" N, 84° 10' 11.6076" W
45419
United States
39° 43' 0.9804" N, 84° 10' 11.6076" W
As the first period bell rings 
I close my eyes 
Breathe the air of the world 
Before I am enclosed 
In a cage full of adolescent 
Hungry to learn more 
 
"Here it goes" 
as I close my eyes 
I feel myself reaching 
Reaching for some bit 
Of tranquility 
I grip the rings of my backpack 
To only feel the feeling
Of a lit light bulb 
 
Its the beginning and end 
It's my back scratch 
My kick back 
Smiles and more 
 
The end of my school day 
Is the same feeling 
African slaves embodied when Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery 
I shut my eyes tighter 
I see my pillows and blankets 
Just waiting to encompass 
The warmth of my body
 
With my eyes still closed 
In my pupitre 
I take my last breath 
Reality struck 
 
It's only first period 

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