a walk across campus before daylight
I walk everyday across campus before
daylight arrives to get in my car and
go to school where I practice being
a teacher for over one hundred students.
the cracks in the sidewalk look a little lonelier
but they look more diginifed.
in the distance, the courthouse clock in town struggles to overlook
the pinnacle of the library where I spend time
trying to make something of myself (because all i’m good at is the books).
When I walk across campus before the horizon gives
birth to the rest of the day, the moment is suspended for a
few seconds and after I round the library
I realize that I might be good at something
and when I reach closer to my school,
the moon of the courthouse clock looms again,
reminding me that the suspension of time is gone
and another day will pass before I can walk