poet anais vionet

anais vionet

Don't Know, Don't Care

I swear, my parents act like they were never teens in a pandemic growing up.

I was watching "Perry Mason, " an HBO show set in the 1930s. Perry gets mail out of his mailbox and I think "no GLOVES? ? " This pandemic has a hold of me.

6: 30amI'm finishing my shower - wrapping my hair in a towel.
Mom: *from my room* "I have something for you! "
Me: "OK." (I'm curious)
I step out of the shower, wrap on a towel, and my mom steps up and gives me a flu shot without so much as a "by your leave."Dr. Surprise strikes again.
My arm hurts=/

Writing a paper, on my computer, in class - I try to use the perfect word but I spell it so badly the spell checker gives up and in effect, says "I got nothin'." I switch words.

Telling a girl to calm down is like trying to put a cat in a tub.
My parents think every guy I talk to is my boyfriend.
If I'm texting and smiling my parents think I have a boyfriend.
I say, I don't know" when I don't care.

For ALL of its downsides virtual school is better because:
My two BFF and I have a facetime call going ALL school day so we
can say snarky things..
I can listen to music on my headphones during classes.
I have multiple screens so I can web-surf during classes.
I don't have to wear shoes or a skirt!
I can put a video up so it looks like I'm paying attention.
I can snack/take a bathroom break whenever I want to.
I don't have to carry a backpack or make locker stops.
I can be late or leave early and blame it on "tech issues".

Topic(s) of this poem: life, mom, school, teen

Poem Submitted: Friday, September 4, 2020

Form: Free Verse


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such is virtual teen life 2020
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