Treasure Island

Justin Tallman

(September 4th,1989 / Milwaukee, WI)

High School


High school halls
rows of lockers
graffiti in bathroom stalls
truant behavior roams
the corridors
sexual harassment
slap ass
over looked by the teachers
an interracial make out session
in the stairwell
while a girl's daring threesome
moans in rhythm
echoing
within an empty music classroom

THC is consumed
reddened eyes analyze
a text book on Spanish
outside alpha males
settle a dispute
about colors
which will dominate?
who cares
the dweeb is trading
his sandwich
for a pear

The morning announcement
through the PH system
informs the juveniles
of the happenings
the going on's
the headlines
toss in some urban slang
and little samples of today's
popular hip hop songs
'Relate with the kids'

But they aren't kids
they are lost souls
and empty minds
living in an empty city
doing nothing but filling
these empty high school
halls

You can't relate

Submitted: Saturday, December 22, 2012
Edited: Saturday, December 22, 2012

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