Oh, make me walk, rather than go to school,
On a deserted plain of broken glass and
Hot tar. Have me sleep in the basement
Where spiders and snakes live; where it
Floods when it rains too much. Or run
Barefoot across the Arabian Desert.
Or make me wear a dress; a frilly, pink
One that would make me shudder at the
Word pink and run at the sight of the frills.
Or play baseball in my pajamas without
A baseball mitt or bat. Or have the
Football players trample me with their cleats;
So I may never come to school again!