- Principal's Office
8:00AM dad takes my hand,
going to see the principal
what did I do now?
"Youve done nothing, son."
dad and principal in the office,
principal emerges white as a ghost.
Teachers never touched me again
copyright Frank Messina, 2008
from Full Count: The Book of Mets Poetry
*This poem appears in Full Count: The Book of Mets
Poetry under the title "Dad Takes Me to School".