They are new.
She feels like a librarian.
With assignments up the wazoo.
Too much pressure.
So much work to do.
It doesn't matter what I say.
My words are few.
When the tests are written and essays done,
will the memory of grade 12 be only a blur?
Did we make a mistake?
This program for kids like her?
Her prison is real in every way.
It feels like a life sentence
plus one more day.
The mountain of assignments and Essays that were all due within the same week have all been handed in, so yes there is in fact a light at the end of the tunnel!
...and it has also occurred to me that her Sylvia Plath essay may have affected me more than I realized :)