relentlessness

Poem #31 from Small Town Kid

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I think I sense
a little weakness
don’t you

she looks
a bit nervous
wouldn’t you say

she isn’t very sure
of herself
that’s obvious

what if we just
ignore her
when she speaks
and do some
clowning around
instead of working

I don’t reckon
she can handle it
what do you think

let’s do something
secret and silly
up the back

ha
she’s started yelling
and she looks red
losing it

look
she’s brought a newspaper
reading it

instructions on the board
not even trying
to talk to us

I think we’ve got her

is this the first time
it’s happened
it must be

I’ve never seen
one cry
like that before

I wonder
what we can do
next


© Frank Prem 2009

Small Town Kid Poem 32: holes in pockets

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