We slipped out of the back door
Out into that area where the bins are
Because nobody would spot us there.
We jumped a fence and I got my shirt caught
But we laughed and ran to town
Walking through the empty shops
And buying cokes and chips at Maccy D’s.
We should have been in Maths
Doing algebra or something with triangles
That we would never need in the real world.
So we bought bags of sweets at the corner shop
And made our way to the river
Dipping our feet in even though it was cold.
I wished the day could last forever
As I rested my head on your shoulder
The river winking sunshine as it passes.
But it has to end, as it always does
And we crept back home, sighing
As we sling our bags in the hall, pretending
The day was what our parents thought.
2 thoughts on “we skipped class today”
I love the way you evoke that delicious feeling of truancy, Rachel. And I especially like the ending, with that ruse to fool the parents. Of course, as soon as they get that call from the maths teacher…
But you do need math in the real world, more than most people realize…