What can't I say to my teacher?
I can say everything.
But I don't.
I come to school for an education, yet am urged to communicate with more than the other students; even to do more with my own self
"Talk with your teacher" my mother coaxes.
"Class is so much easier if you chill a little bit with your teacher afterschool," my delinquent friend informs me.
"Get to know me! I don't bite." My teacher smiles a toothy grin.
Tell me; How can I be willing to connect with a being that is legally responsible for spealing anything I say that doesn't have a positive tone to authorities?
Why is it that a student like me
Participating in clubs, sports, and extracurricular activies
Must stress to finish my project in less than two days
When my teacher grades it in ten?
I am afraid to tell my mother that I am too sick to go to school
I am aware that she will yell at me
She will distrust my word and snarl at me for being sick simply because I will miss school
One day of school.
Just one day of school.
And when I return to the ol' brick dome my teacher will ask me why I was absent and I will tell them
Then I will recieve the classic eyeball roll and a snarky, "You were absent because of that?" or "Too bad. You should have been in class that day."
Nothing needs to be said for we, the students, to feel punished for being human.