Thursday, August 1, 2013


The Spanking Machine was in that room
behind the big oak door
with the shiny brass knob.

The Principal’s and Vice Principal’s offices
are next to the Spanking Machine room

I sit on a wooden bench in the hallway
facing those rooms.

I watch my fellow-students
and teachers drift by.

I try to avoid eye contact.

Anthony ,” Class Clown”: in trouble again.

Gifted student, advanced student,
“D” conduct student.

4th grade disturbance, anxious,
craving attention.

Gonna’ get spanked.


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