You know what makes the Fates laugh?
So much hope is in my classroom’s air that I inhale it and become hopeful. I hope everyone will graduate this year. I hope nobody tries to staple me. I hope if I have to repo textbooks, kids turn them over peacefully because I will get down, not in the name of Allah, but in the name of a library. I hope I don’t have to participate in a funeral car wash to fundraise for a kid’s burial. I hope that when kids ask me if my tattoos are real and I tell them they’re birthmarks they don’t believe me. I hope I can be the kind of teacher that kids trust enough to ask for a tampon.
To further honor this spirit of hopefulness, I hope that my first attempt at a found poem is acceptable.
EXPLOSIVES AND A WELL MADE SANDWICH: A Found Poem Manipulating Approximately 30 High Schoolers Autobiographical Statements and Certain Lines I Asked Adrienne Rich and Gertrude Stein if I Could Borrow. They Said It Was Okay.
earrings are cool. that’s basically it. Well I hate science.
If you go through
there is always the risk:
I have really bad decision making skills.
I’M A HUMAN FEMALE…I just don’t want to be judged.
I could be loud.
My goal at the moment is graduating for my friend that passed away.
Basketball, the love of my life.
I’m hoping I graduate this year and get rid of school and go to college.
I know nothing of Italian.
Im also funny and lazy.
My favorite colors are red & green…christmas colors.
I have to learn alone. I get easily distracted.
I’m excited about this year.
I really hate math. I don’t like math. I love music. metal specifically.
Art is wonderfully wonderful
but much will blind you.
I am right-handed.
I love myself too much & it is true. I FIND AN INTEREST IN ODD WEIRD THINGS, ALSO EXPLOSIVES AND A WELL MADE SANDWICH, AS WELL AS GIRLS.
A little bit about me. I am known for my hair.
Nobody has to care.
I’ve slacked off and have dug a hole for me. I try to do as little work as possible. Not only do I want to make my parents proud, but I want to accomplish this for me.
Pretty much I am just like any other high school student.
I love Takis Fuego and Pepsi.
Ive gone to Phoenix .
I am having to do this, take the SAT in Oct.
letters are nice.
I have a kite and a dog.
Time is male.
I am very shy and I don’t really talk to anyone.
I have a scar for every sport Ive done.
I recognize: shit happens and life goes on, right?
I’m looking forward to meeting you.
You’re the only one I’ve told.