A Tribute to the Start of School
Faces shining like linen drying
on the line.
Eyes sparkling like sun reflecting
off swimming pools.
Lips chattering like squirrels arguing
Chins holding like flags waving
at full mast.
Feet scurrying like beetles hurrying
across the concrete.
Minds churning like gears turning
inside barely-used machines.
The first few weeks are always the best
Right up until that first test.
Everything goes downhill after that.