Empty

Diana Delcid

I wake up every morning
To the same ring ring ring of my alarm
Not wanting to move
Not wanting to start the day anew
Why must I do this?
I struggle to silently slip on my socks and shoes in the stillness
Dread overwhelms me as I image
The day unfold before me
I feel empty space in class
Between me and the board
As though I must make a connection with it
To understand what i must learn
The emptiness is quite suffocating
You must learn but you can’t
You have a quiz but you don’t understand
I must dig deep in order to make it through this day
-Diana Delcid