School

by Elizabeth Strickland, age 12
School Elizabeth attends Cathedral St. John the Divine. She runs track and is an avid equestrian.

“The numbers are buzzing in my head
I systematically copy them on the board
The ringing
It’s back”

Blabbering

It’s going on and on

I glance up to see staring

At me

I flip through the pages

Stress

It’s climbing up my throat

The intimidating ringing

I quickly slip out the door as the others crowd out behind me

The numbers are buzzing in my head

I systematically copy them on the board

The ringing

It’s back

Only to remind me of what’s to come at home

The day was a blur

Just like the day before

I think about the continuous tasks to come

Tick

Tick

Tick

I zone back in as the gears slide past one another

Keeping my sanity.

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