March 29, 2015 § 10 Comments
You’re too young,
irresponsible, whiny, mouthy, impulsive.
Too drifty, dreamy, dumb to
pass math, finish your science fair project,
dodge summer school.
Too short, scrawny, knobby, chunky, zitty, metal-mouthed
to get asked to the dance
be called “popular”
kiss a member of the other team.
Too trapped; your bike has a flat.
And no, you can’t borrow the car
for another hundred years.
And even then it’s