all that high school jazz
I put on Jhamal
Shearing Garner Brubeck
Roach Davis
Desmond and more

Geometry, US History,
American Lit took on
new meaning -
not that the teachers
ever knew

spread out across beige carpet
books papers pens pencils and
(there's a black and white
photo - "homework relief on
living room floor")
stereo speakers either side
insuring a smooth ride

no grade for this

© August 1998 Leslye Layne Russell

This poem was published in the
Spring 1999 issue of In the Grove and the
September 1998 issue of One Dog Press.

Poetry   Home