Principal's Office
 


8:00AM dad takes my hand,

– going to see the principal –

what did I do now?

"You’ve 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

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*This poem appears in Full Count: The Book of Mets Poetry under the title "Dad Takes Me to School".