by Robert Pottle
I’m allergic to pencils
allergic to ink,
allergic to markers
and crayons, I think.

I’m allergic to homework,
allergic to rules.
To sum it all up:
I’m allergic to schools.

Text © Robert Pottle, reprinted from I'm Allergic to School, published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Mike & Carl Gordon. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

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