NovPoWriMo 10

At this point it’s like
If a student asked
For an extension
On the final paper
Without having done
Any of the work
All semester long
And a week later
While still waiting
For the final paper
That it is safe to say
And to be charitable
Will never ever arrive
You find out the student
Tricked all his friends into
Burning down the campus
While you get 57 emails
In a twenty four hour span
Asking if you graded it yet

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher