I Wake Today

by Kenn Nesbitt
I wake today,
get out of bed,
then stretch and yawn
and scratch my head.


I find my clothes.
I pull them on.
I wonder where
my homework’s gone.


I grab a breakfast
bar for fuel,
and hoist my pack
and head to school.


When I arrive
I’m truly shocked.
The lights are off.
The door is locked.


I check my watch.
It’s me, not them.
I woke too soon.
It’s 4:00 A.M.


Text © Kenn Nesbitt, published by Meadowbrook Press.

Illustration © Mike Gordon.

Any copying or use of this poem without consent is unlawful.

Click the cover below for more information or to buy the book.

go back to School Blues Poems