The Scattered Thoughts of a Hopeless Student

May 2, 2008
By Rachel Huxhold, West Chester, OH

What am I doing again?
I totally forgot.
Is this supposed to rhyme?
Poetry is incorrigible.

I totally forgot.
What am I writing about?
Poetry is incorrigible.
Focusing is a labyrinth, impossible.

What am I writing about?
I might have amnesia- memories unattainable.
Focusing is a labyrinth, impossible.
The room is revolving.

I might have amnesia- memories unattainable.
I keep repeating myself.
The room is revolving.
Maybe it’s an alternate universe.

I keep repeating myself.
[Did I say that before?]
Maybe it’s an alternate universe.
Maybe my mind’s just wandering.

Did I say that before?
There’s so many rules.
Maybe my mind’s just wandering.
Am I staying on topic?

There’s so many rules.
What am I doing again?
Am I staying on topic?
I hope this isn’t supposed to rhyme.


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