Andrew Herring

Falling Asleep In Biology

The biology lecture
A staple of each and every day
So many things to be taught
If only there was some other way

The students sit quietly
And listen with diligence
No attention can be diverted
If they wish to add to their intelligence

But alas, I am not strong enough
Terms fly in and of my ears
But nothing seems to stick
As the classroom slowly disappears…

I feel myself floating, then drifting
My senses turning numb
Nothing will be learned today
On the next test I shall look very dumb

Falling now
I feel wind blowing by my face
Freedom and relaxation
A much needed change of pace

In a heartbeat my dream is dashed away
The gentle rocking of my chair has played fool to my sense
Jolting me back into reality
Quickly I check if anyone has noticed my absence


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