Teacher Angst, Night Terrors
Each year before school starts, I have horrible teacher
nightmares. These are images from just a few.
Too many students, not enough desks,
Forgot to read instructions for a state test;
Hard to teach when I didn’t plan a lesson,
A cellphone (my own) goes off during testing;
Have to ice-skate to my classroom,
Without previewing, I show an R-rated YouTube;
I’m not wearing a bra and my blouse is see-through,
What’s a middle school teacher to do?
When nobody’s listening,
Teacher’s defeated eyes are glistening;
Students are drinking wine and smoking cigarettes,
Wake up soon from these nightmarish vignettes!
Welcome to a new school year!