I've spent most of my life in an empty classroom,
I've waited in this desk for the teacher to come
Waited for so long for someone to hand me my future,
And tell me exactly who I was to be. Long
After the custodians have left, long after
The lights were off and the hallways were still,
Did I realize that I was essentially an idiot.
Prithvi Kalkunte is a student in Texas who loves to write freestyle poetry, short stories, and essays. She has been published in Creative Communication's poetry anthology twice and was a state contender for Reflections poetry competition.