Wide awake (for once) determined to learn
texts, pencils, fresh sheets of paper, shamelessly sheer
anticipating that long-awaited Mark.
Lecture lunges forward abruptly until instructor inquires –
Purse your lips, appear to ponder
that captivating question (what was it again?)
wander through thoughts.
Another answers. Breathe relief as
drone drone monotone
you find yourself
Waiting, watching the window, where
fog fades the houses on the hill but not the
haunting you, taunting you
as you slouch slowly lower to avoid
Professor’s perception. And you –
You pursue your musing of the