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I MIGHT NEED TO CHASE YOU ACROSS THE PLAYGROUND

B39fa5dff2f220272693737f3316beaeby PSYC.P.O.E.T.R.Y27 Nov 2014

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I MIGHT NEED TO CHASE YOU ACROSS THE PLAYGROUND

THERE WAS A CHILD IN MY CLASS
WHO ASKED ME
MISS?
WHY DO YOU WEAR FLATS?
WHY DON'T YOU WEAR
SOME RIGHT BIG HEELS?
I REPLIED WITH MY EMPHATIC APPEAL

BECAUSE.
BECAUSE?
YOU NEVER KNOW
IF HE (INSERT NOD)
WILL EVER BE
PRONE TO HITTING
OR TO SPITTING
MAYBE SWEARING
HE'S EVEN BITTEN!

AND
WHAT- I ADDED
PICKING UP SPEED-
IF YOU SHOULD FALL
BREAK BONES OR BLEED?
HOW WOULD I CATCH
AND SAVE YOUR SOUL?
DASH SWIFTLY OFF
TO REACH THE PHONE?

AND
CONSIDER
WE MIGHT DO ART TOMORROW
YOU COULD NOT EXPECT
A J (DOT) POLLOK
IN CHALK AND PAINT AND COLLAGE PRODUCTS
I COULD NOT BEGIN
TO MANAGE THE FROLLICS

AND

IN DRAMA
HOW COULD I ATTEMPT
TO SHOW YOU HOW
TO MAKE ENTRANCE
AS A TROLL
OR HAIRY VAMPIRE
COULD I THROW DOWN
A MODEL SATIRE
PACKED WITH PASSION?
I COULD NOT!

IN ALL

IT TRULY
WOULD DRIVE ME SENSLESS
TO FIND MYSELF STOOD THEIR HELPLESS
IF HAD TO WATCH YOUR POOR SELF CLATTER
UNABLE TO HALT SOME PREVENTABLE MATTER

AND
ON THE CARPET
IN RECEPTION
I'D BE NO GOOD
TIED DOWN BY CONVENTION
UNABLE TO STAND
STEP UP AND GIVE MERITS
FOR FEAR OF WRONG MOVE
DESTROYING THEIR DIGITS

I AM A TEACHER
I REMONSTRATED
NOT A PROFESSIONAL
ADMINISTRATOR