I skipped school today

and drank soda

and didn’t eat lunch

and I almost got arrested

and I hate math

and tomorrow we have to play basketball in gym class

and I’m not that good

and I’m not that good at anything

and who’s gonna teach me everything?

and do I need to get a job?

and why is everybody always sorry?

and CJ’s dad is soooo cool

and I’m not taking a shower tonight

because I didn’t do anything all day

but read comics

and play Pac-Man

and I still don’t feel

any better

than I did

last week

or yesterday

or when I woke up

and I’m tired

so can I please

just stay

in my room

turn out the lights

and hide

inside the darkness

that owns me?



Charlie, I asked you how was school?