Silent Studies

April 12, 2018

The bell rings.
Students find their seats.
Teacher stands,
And begins to speak.

“What is a vivid verb?”
The students do not deign to respond.
To remark or comment or explain.

“What is a vivid noun?”
Sigh. Exhale. Murmur.


“What is not a vivid noun?”
Students silently shout,
Thing. Thing. Thing.
“It starts with a T.”
Thing. Thing. Thing.
“The next letter is H.”
Suspenseful stillness.

“The answer is thing.”


From the pupils proceeds,
Pure astonishment.


The class continues.



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